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Schedule of Escalating Lockout Events

Press Release: National Distribution Union/Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union

Friday, September 08, 2006 11.00am

As the locked-out distribution workers enter their third week, community support, donations and actions are escalating, says the National Distribution Union

Please note the following important upcoming events. (Full details below).

Friday 11.30am Wellington: Special CTU Affiliate Financial Support Meeting Friday 9.00am Centra, Auckland: Progressive Supermarket Retail Negotiations Continue into Second Day Friday 11.30am Mangere, Auckland: Top International Graffiti Artists to Spray Paint at Mangere
Friday: 11:30am Christchurch: Christchurch Locked-out and Striking Workers March Friday 12.00am-Tuesday 12.00am: Progressive Meat Workers 2nd Strike
Friday: Unions Discuss Solidarity Direct Actions
Saturday: 12 Noon Mangere/Auckland: Public Rally and Reggae For Locked Out Families
Saturday: 12 Noon Palmerston North: Public Rally For Locked Out Families
Saturday: 12 Noon Napier: Public Rally For Locked Out Families
Saturday: 12 Noon Christchurch: Informational Pickets at Supermarkets and Southmore Meat Processing Plant

FRIDAY
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Friday 9.00am Centra, Auckland: Progressive Supermarket Retail Negotiations Continue into Second Day
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Airport Centra, cnr of Ascott Rd and Kirkbride in Mangere

Friday 11.30am Wellington: Special CTU Affiliate Financial Support Meeting
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The Council of Trade Unions will hold a special meeting of affiliated unions in Wellington today to discuss more financial support for distribution workers who have been locked out by Progressive Enterprises.
Civic Suite of the Wellington Town Hall on Wakefield Street.

Friday 11.30am Mangere, Auckland: Top International Graffiti Artists to Spray Paint at Mangere
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New Zealand's top graffiti crew, Disruptiv, whose members recently won the Write4Gold World Finals in Germany, will spray paint live a 6m mural at:
80 Favona Rd, Mangere.
(Filming live, or with time capture photography is encouraged)

Friday: 11:30am Christchurch: Christchurch Locked-out and Striking Workers March
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Starting at the Trade Union Centre on the corner of Armagh St and Madras St, the protest will march to the town square.
Trade Union Centre on the corner of Armagh St and Madras st


Friday 12.00am-Tuesday 12.00am: Progressive Meat Workers 2nd Strike
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20 out of 27 of Progressive's South Island meat processing workers in the Meat Workers Union, earning 30% less than the industry standard, are on their first day of a four day strike.

Friday: Unions Discuss Solidarity Direct Actions
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Trevor Hanson, from the Maritime Union and X from the Railway, union have been in joint discussions on solidarity actions with Australian unions including the Maritime Union of Australia, the Rail Tram and Bus Union, and the Transport Workers Union, with donations already pouring in from major Australian unions.

SATURDAY
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Saturday: 12 Noon Mangere/Auckland: Public Rally and Reggae For Locked Out Families
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Auckland Locked out workers and their families will be holding a public rally with reggae legend Tingi Ness (Father of Che Fu, Unity Pacific), local upcoming reggae band "Three Doors Down" and Maori R'n'B group "Kotuku."
Mangere Town Centre

Saturday: 12 Noon Palmerston North: Public Rally For Locked Out Families
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12 noon at the Palmerston North town square.

Saturday: 12 Noon Napier: Public Rally For Locked Out Families
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12 noon outside Napier Woolworths on Carlyle St

Saturday: 12 Noon Christchurch: Informational Pickets at Supermarkets and Southmore Meat Processing Plant
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Southmore, 2 Chain rd 40 km south of Christchurch.

ENDS

http://www.nduunion.org.nz

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