In glorious Wellington weather around 2,000 people turned out to protest National’s plans to put new employees on 90-day Fire at Will periods, let employers bar workers’ union officials from the worksite, and let employers demand a doctors’ note for just one day’s sick leave (which, apart from treating us all like liars, is attracting howls of protest from the medical community who fear clinics already facing cutbacks will be overloaded).
Any news on how the rallies went in Auckland and Christchurch? Apparently the weather in Auckland was bad but it didn’t stop a good turn-out – anyone got an estimate on the crowd size?
The CTU used the rallies to kick off the campaign against National’s disgraceful attack on our work rights. They announced that the campaign would culminate in a national day of action on October 20th.
Make no mistake, Kiwi workers won’t take this unjustified, spiteful attack on our work rights, which is simply designed to lower labour costs. We are fighting back. And the fight has just begun.