Fairness at Work Rallies

On Wednesday 20 October 22,000 workers came together at rallies around the country to demonstrate against the Nats proposed Hire and Fire law. Rallies took place in: Tokoroa, Gisborne, Tauranga, Hamilton, Taupo, Thames, Hastings, Wellington, Blenheim, Nelson, Kaitaia, Auckland, Paeroa, Rotorua, Runanga, Reefton, Kaikohe, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Levin, Hawera, Timaru, Bluff, Whanganui, Masterton, Dunedin, Invercargill, Whangarei. Below are accounts from two of the above rallies.

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2011 Kick the Nats Out Labour: Socialist Policies Needed

As 2010 draws to end and the summer holidays beckon. Now is a time to reflect on the year gone and the year ahead.  2010 was a year when anyone who was still under the illusion that the National led government was going to be Labour Lite was truly broken.

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PPTA take Industrial Action to Defend Members

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance’ – never has that observation been more relevant.
The country – along with much of the world – is being pounded by the economic crisis. Unemployment is rising while everyone agrees we need more qualified school leavers.

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Pike River Mining Disaster

Socialist Appeal sends its deepest sympathies and stands in solidarity with the families of the 29 miners who died in the recent Pike River disaster, and the West Coast communities .

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A Tale of Two Protests

Just over two thousand workers took part in a protest rally in Civic Square in Wellington on August 21st, 2010, against the 90 day “Hire and Fire at Will” law and other changes, such as the hike in GST and ACC levies, which have been imposed upon working people by the current National-led government.

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