Wellington is a union town

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A steady stream of unionists and supporters visited the picket line on Thursday

by Romany Tasker-Poland

The Wellington picket for the RMTU’s 24-hour strike on Thursday drew a steady stream of support. Alongside RMTU members, some of whom were at the picket from 6am to 6pm, unionists from the Tramways union, the PSA, E Tu, NZNO, PPTA, TEU and other unions turned up to tautoko the strike.

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