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Jobs rally in Nelson this Saturday

Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, March 19th, 2009 - 5 comments
Categories: activism, workers' rights - Tags: ,

The Service and Food Workers Union is organising a rally and march in Nelson on Saturday (21 March) in support of Sealord workers and other workers in the community who are losing their jobs through restructuring.

Sealord recently announced it planned to axe 180 jobs and has threatened the other 400 with up to $70 a week in pay cuts or else they’ll face the sack as well.

The march will start at Millers Acre at 10am, and end at the 1903 site at the top of Trafalgar Street, where there will be a rally with speakers from a wide range of organisations. Head on down if you’re in the area.

5 comments on “Jobs rally in Nelson this Saturday ”

  1. Mike Collins 1

    Ok question… We are constantly told The Standard is a website not a being, therefore statements such as “The Standard says…..” are typically ruled out of order. As a website The Standard is incapable of it’s own thought so cannot be credited with an opinion or statement.

    So how then are we supposed to react when The Standard (website) has a post by The Standard? Is there some sort of differentiation required?

    Don’t worry – I am just being cheeky.

  2. ak 2

    Speaking of fightbacks, a wee bird tells me there’s a general strike and marches planned in France tomorrow – with a poll showing 75% public support. Anyone seen anything in our own top-rate independent media?

    • Quoth the Raven 2.1

      This is not the first general strike in France this year. Only left wing media or some like the BBC bothers reporting this sort of thing. There was only a bare mention of what happened in Greece last year/early this year in our media. They have never once mentioned the numerous factory occupations that have happened recently. News about which celebrity is fucking which other celebrity is so much more important. Did you see this?

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