Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

Diary of an anarchist hospo worker

Diary of an Anarchist Hospo Worker

An article by a member of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement looking at life in the hospitality industry.

Solidarity #16 - July 2011

Solidarity #16 - July 2011

The 16th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Download the .pdf below (0.5MB), or visit the AWSM website to read the contents online.

Solidarity #15 - June 2011

Solidarity #15 - June 2011

The 15th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Download the .pdf below (1.26MB), or visit the AWSM website to read the contents online.

New Zealand: Obscene Pay Rises For Bosses, Pay Cuts For Us

The anti-cuts budget day rally outside parliament in Wellington, May 19

The bosses of New Zealand’s biggest companies (including state-owned enterprises) received a massive average pay rise of 14% in the 2010 financial year. This has bumped up their already whopping salaries – some earn as much as $5 million per year – earned by profiting off our labour.

Solidarity #14 - April 2011

Solidarity #14 - April 2011

The 14th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Download the .pdf below (1.12MB), or visit the AWSM website to read the contents online.

Christchurch: A Class Quake

Tragically, a major earthquake hit Christchurch on 22 February. Much of the city has been destroyed, including about one-third of the Central Business District. At the time of writing, sadly 166 people have been confirmed dead, with the death toll expected to rise to 200. The quake has caused massive damage, estimated at somewhere between $10 to $20 billion. Possibly 10,000 houses need to be destroyed and 100,000 need to be repaired.

Callout for funds for Beyond Resistance, organising after the devastating Christchurch earthquake

On February 22nd at just before 1pm, a devastating earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, and just 10km deep, hit Christchurch, the second biggest city in New Zealand. So far over 160 people have been officially declared dead and that toll is expected to rise to over 200. The earthquake came less than 6 months after a destructive 7.1 magnitude shock, which claimed no lives but saw thousands of homes and buildings damaged or destroyed.

Solidarity - Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

Archive of issues of Solidarity, agitational newsletter of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement.

Interview with an anarchist Royal Holloway student occupier

Recently, the UK has seen the rise of a mass student movement in opposition to huge increases in course fees across British universities, combined with cuts to research and other aspects of the tertiary education system. Below is an interview with Dan, a former member of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement who is now living in the UK, and was involved in a 2 day long occupation at his own university in London.

New Zealand: Direct Action vs Burger Fuel

New Zealand: Direct Action vs Burger Fuel

After protests in Auckland and Wellington, and further planned protests outside Burger Fuel fast food stores across the North Island and in Sydney, Burger Fuel has recently backed down and agreed not to use the 90 day hire and fire legislation in its franchises.