paknsave2Over 80 First Union members at Porirua Pak n Save have rejected a pay offer and voted for community action and strikes. The Pak n Save owner is refusing to pay a Living Wage. Last Saturday and Sunday workers and community supporters picketed at the store entrances and leafleted shoppers. The public reaction was on their side. Pak n Save hired thugs, otherwise known as Security, to intimidate. On the Saturday Security shoved cameras in peoples’ faces, followed protesters to their cars and shouted aggressively. Perhaps they went too far because that night the shelf-stackers held a meeting and walked off the job leaving product in the aisles. On Sunday Security was noticeably lower key. That’s the power of strike action! [Read More...]

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