Unite Union Christchurch Backs Occupy Christchurch Protest
Unite Union Christchurch Backs the Occupy Christchurch Protest
Unite Union which represents 10,000 workers in the service and retail sectors have applauded the growing momentum of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Christchurch Unite Union Organiser Matt Jones states, "Occupy represents the growing anger regarding corporate interference in Government decisions and practices. Our members face uncaring big business on a daily basis. The stress and strain of minimum wages, irregular hours and lack of training are what this generation have had to deal with. We're glad to see the workers finally take a stand."
Occupy Christchurch begins Saturday 15th October at 11am in South Hagley Park, near the temporary bus exchange, where over 600 people have confirmed attendance on social media websites.
"We will be there to support this movement, from Wall Street, New York, to over 1000 cities across the World, the workers - 'the 99%', are saying enough is enough. With oil spilling on our beaches and entire suburbs left in limbo in our city we all have a part to play in this unprecedented phenomenon," concludes Mr Jones