This weekend the Nation ran a story about Talley’s AFFCO and the way they behave toward their workers, the environment, and our communities.
As part of that they interviewed two of our Jobs That Count local government candidates.
These are working class people who are standing up for better jobs and a better environment in wards that AFFCO operates in. And they are incredibly courageous doing so.
But the Jobs That Count ticket isn’t just about AFFCO. It’s about getting local councils that work for all of us and make sure that the big businesses in our communities give back to us.
That’s why we’re not just standing candidates in AFFCO wards. We’re also encouraging other candidates to sign the Jobs That Count pledge:
I’ll be there
As an elected member of local government, I take the Jobs that Count pledge to make our towns and cities better places to live and work.
I stand for people. I will put our families and kids first, so they can live a good, full life – with warm dry housing and food on the table.
I stand for good jobs. I will promote people’s voices at work, fair pay, and the fundamental right to be a union member.
I stand for the things that matter. I will ensure the businesses that operate in our community are fair employers, keep our rivers clean, and sustain our natural environment.
I stand for community. We all benefit when we look out for each other.
Candidates who take this stand for local democracy will get the Jobs That Count endorsement.
Please, when you vote in the local body elections this year, vote for Jobs That Count candidates. It’s part of how we take the power back.
Jobs that Count is authorised by Graham Cooke, 68 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8053