1000 member challenge

Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, January 11th, 2012 - 9 comments
Categories: workers' rights - Tags: ,

My challenge (as part of my new life as expert communications/campaign/recruitment consultant to the stars) over the next 6 weeks is to encourage 1000 union members to bring their family into the union family for just $1 a week.
That’s 1000 people who are already members of a union affiliated to the CTU to sign up their own  family and whanau members  to Together, the ‘mini union’ that offers professonal and personal employment advice and job security to non union workers for $1 a week. They can sponsor as many people as they like.
Naturally I’m looking for mates in the labour movement to help me spread the word.  There will be luxury prizes, copious drinking, fine dining and much fierce competition. If you slaved away at a Labour Factory or worked your fingers to the bone in the Mt Albert by-election you’ll know how much fun this is going to be. Who’s in?
You can go and check out Together at www.together.org.nz call 0800 MY UNION, or follow us on Facebook to find out more.

9 comments on “1000 member challenge”

  1. law 1

    Genuine question… how can you promise job security? Will someone get their money back if they do lose their job?

    • Jenny Michie 1.1

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      No one can promise 100% job security but having more knowledge, information, union representation etc is likely to lead to getting a fairer deal at work and hence more security.

      As I said in an earlier post. I don’t know all the answers to NZ’s declining union movement but I do know that if we don’t at least try some new things, unions will die. It’s a simple as that. Union representation in NZ is around 20% of all wage and salary earners (a big boost here is the public sector, the private sector is quite a bit lower). This is in line with declining union membership around the world.

  2. Lanthanide 2

    The link to http://www.together.co.nz/union doesn’t work, gives 404 file not found.

  3. Jimmie 3

    Hmmm a few posters pasted up around the Ports of Auckland might get you 300 or so potential members lol

  4. Rob 4

    What are you going to do with the 52K if you reach your target.

  5. millsy 5

    My main concern with ‘Together’ is that some union types will see it as ‘not really a union’, and treat members as outcasts.

    Not the sort of thing that will turn people on….

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