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Labour day – thank a unionist

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 27th, 2014 - 72 comments

Today is a day to celebrate the rights hard won by workers and unions, past and present. There’s a reason it’s called “Labour Day” not “Free Market Day”…

Labour day

Written By: - Date published: 7:55 am, October 24th, 2011 - 16 comments

On this Labour Day it is good to see that the Labour Party is staying true to its roots, and is out there working for a labour policy to lift the wages and conditions of the workers of New Zealand.

Labour Day: Thank a unionist

Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, October 25th, 2010 - 138 comments

The Nats and their repeaters are trying to paint unions as some kind of public enemy.  How can we be a public enemy when we are the public?  Unions are just people.  Unions exist to work for our rights.  Rights like the eight hour working day, the origin of the celebration of Labour Day.  If you enjoy decent conditions at work, if you’re enjoying your long weekend, why not thank a unionist!

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