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Citizen's Resistance Boycott of Talley's Group Products

Citizen's Resistance Boycott of Talley's Group Products

The expected passing of the thoroughly compromised Health and Safety Reform Bill by the National Government today disrespects the memory of the Pike River workers. It also marks another low point in the undermining of our democracy by big money corporate interests.

The huge Talley's Group made particularly odious submissions undermining the vision of the original Health and Safety Reform Bill to protect worker safety. In particular, Talley's opposed the rights of workers to elect workplace health and safety representatives and attacked the role of unions that are crucial in organising workers and protecting worker rights and dignity.

This is an example of how corporate cronyism rots our democracy, clearly illustrated with this thoroughly compromised health & safety legislation. Millionaire's money must not mean more than our voices, our concerns and our health and safety as ordinary citizens and workers.

A large group of citizens will be gathering together promoting a month long boycott of Talley's Brands and associated products, demanding that Talley's treat working New Zealanders with the dignity and respect all Kiwis deserve.

The citizens will be picketing the city's largest supermarket Pak 'n Save and providing leaflets to consumers asking them as citizens to express their resistance against corporate influences on our Parliament via a month long boycott of Talley's products.

Adding salt to the wound is Peter Talley's much publicized utterances against CTU leader Helen Kelly, comments which come across as self righteous bullying by someone who is very wealthy but also very out of touch. In terms of services to the ordinary Kiwi, it is surely Helen Kelly who deserves to be on the Queen's Honours List, not Sir Peter Talley who seems to be focussed on serving himself.

Citizen's Resistance Talley's Boycott Campaign

When: Friday 28:08:2015
Where: Town Basin, Whangarei

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