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Zombified minimum wage workers awaken

Published: Fri 30 Oct 2009 12:35 PM
Halloween
Trick or Treat-
$15ph min wage now!


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Minimum wage zombie workers to burn Vampire Boss in Queen Street tonight, as Sue Bradford returns to the parliament of the streets!
Friday 7pm Oct 30th
Campaign for a Living Wage
SHOCK! Zombified minimum wage workers awaken and achieve class consciousness, pouring out from the shopping malls to choke the bloodsucking vampire capitalists who exploit their surplus value as profit!
HORROR! Zombie workers march en masse on citadels of the elite vampire bosses in Auckland city centre- Massive vampire Boss staked in public and then burned in a bonfire!
All this and more,
From 7pm Friday October 30th
Aotea Square
in Auckland CBD.
The Campaign for a Living Wage will be taking to the streets of Auckland's CBD on Friday night to demand a minimum wage of 15 dollars an hour and an end to poverty wages.


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(a) a Zombie worker who has awoken from his apathetic slumber or
(b) a Vampire boss who has been feeding off the blood of his wage slaves!
Kick off is at 7pm at Aotea Square.
Speakers and groups supporting:
- Mike Treen, Unite
- Robert Reid, National Distribution Union
- Darien Fenton, Labour
- Sue Bradford, Greens
- Sonya Church, Young Workers Resource Centre
- Donna Wynd, Child Poverty Action Network
Kay Tukukino, Auckland Bus Driver
Unite's $15 an hour Campaign for a Living Wage
Unite is campaigning to get an immediate rise in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The first part of the campaign is to collect over 300,000 signatures before May 7th 2010 on our Citizen's Initiated Referendum Petition. After the petition has been presented to Parliament every voter in New Zealand will get the chance to vote in a referendum. Unite's Supersizemypay campaign successfully saw the elimination of youth rates and substantial rises in the minimum wage. We can do it again!
The referendum question is:
"Should the adult minimum wage be raised in steps over the next three years, starting with an immediate rise to $15 per hour, until it reaches 66% of the average total hourly earnings as defined in the Quarterly Employment Survey?"
The current adult minimum wage is $12.50 an hour - $500 a week. We believe that an adult in a full time job should have a reasonable standard of living without getting into debt or relying on charity or income support. $15 an hour - $600 a week - is a good start.
Unlike superannuation or benefits the minimum wage is not automatically increased each year. By making it 66% of the average wage (the same as the married rate for superannuation) it will keep the lowest paid New Zealand workers out of poverty.
ENDS

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