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SFWU Daily Lockout Update - Day 9

Published: Tue 24 Jul 2007 10:05 AM
SFWU Daily Lockout Update - Day 9
Highlights from the lockout sites:
Kaitaia
“We’re getting really mad and we’re standing strong.”
Whangarei
Paul Charmers & Golden Bay Cement workers each donated $500. Members got another $125 from the public.
North Shore (AKL)
Delegates visited MUNZ AGM and the Employment Court.
Waitakere (AKL)
Members carpooled into the city to sit-in on the Employment Court case and collect donations in Queen St.
Middlemore (AKL)
Delegates went to MUNZ AGM and the Employment Court Case, while picket and BBQ were held on site.
Tauranga
NZNO members are signing a petition calling on the local DHB to sort out the situation with Spotless.
Rotorua
Members canvassed the main street for donations and raised over $135. on Sunday they held a picnic and got a visit from Regional Secretary Jill Ovens.
Gisborne
Members and their whanau had a BBQ on Saturday, and went back to the picket line. DHB members visited the picket & members have set up a meeting with their DHB tomorrow.
Wanganui
Spent the weekend visiting the homes of DHB members to picket. Got media attention for thier ‘harassment’ of the bosses.
Hastings
Are going to get a visit from Palm Nth members this week and hopefully a break from the rain.
Palmerston Nth
On the weekend members visited DHB heads to picket their homes.
Invercargill
Mayor Tim Shadbolt is organising a charity concert for locked out workers.
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