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Progressive Workers Thank New Zealand

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

Friday, September 22, 2006 2.15pm

Progressive Workers Thank New Zealand

After marching back to their workplaces at 8am this morning, distribution workers sent a message of gratitude to New Zealand for the support offered during the lock out, says the National Distribution Union.

National Secretary Laila Harre said that over $200,000 was raised during the 28 day lock out with at least half in small donations from union members and the general public.

"We have all been touched by the kindness of New Zealanders and we couldn't have done it without your moral and financial support," she said. "You not only helped us feed our families, but you helped us stay strong and stand up for what we believe in."

"We are grateful for the large amounts of food that are still being donated and thankful for the many organisations who are continuing to collect money to help workers get back on their feet."

Workers held meetings at the Auckland and Palmerston North distribution centres to discuss local return to work plans.

An agreement had already been made with the company that workers would return to work in Christchurch on Monday.

Ms Harre said that the return to work agreement was reached with the company nationally to allow local return to work plans.

The agreement allowed volunteers to return to work while other arrangements have been made for full resumption of work by Monday.


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