New Zealand: Solidarity protest action with Australian workers

Union activists picket Australian Embassy

Solidarity protest action with Australian workers

In solidarity with Australian workers taking mass protest action, union members in New Zealand (from the SFWU, EPMU, Unite Union and the CTU) gathered outside the Australian Embassy in Auckland, on 28 June, to protest against Australian Prime Minister John Howard’s Industrial Relations laws. The delegation stormed the ‘PriceWaterHouse Coopers’ building to collectively deliver a letter of protest to the Australian Ambassador.

NZ workers from food and beverage companies that have factories in Australia attended a conference before and after the protest action, to discuss the impact of the laws on Australian workers, the impact they will have on workers’ rights in NZ, and on what we can do ‘over the ditch’ – to link up with actions taken by Australian workers. Most importantly, for the first time in years, New Zealand trade unionists across Auckland got the opportunity to work together to fight Howard’s attacks on workers and support our sisters and brothers in Australia.

Special financial appeal to all readers of socialistworld.net

Support building alternative socialist media

Socialistworld.net provides a unique analysis and perspective of world events. Socialistworld.net also plays a crucial role in building the struggle for socialism across all continents. Capitalism has failed! Assist us to build the fight-back and prepare for the stormy period of class struggles ahead.
Please make a donation to help us reach more readers and to widen our socialist campaigning work across the world.

Donate via Paypal

Liked this article? Please become a Patreon! and support our work

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


June 2006
M T W T F S S
« May   Jul »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930