A message of solidarity with striking casino staff in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
The workers at SkyCity Casino in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, North Island, New Zealand/Aotearoa, have brought in the new year by going on strike. The company makes megabucks thanks to the efforts of its staff, yet the workers in the city do not have pay equity with those in Auckland. Since workers across the country hired by the same company have to deal with identical conditions and many of the same hardships, this attempt by management to divide them needs to be called out through such actions as this.
Workers in Aotearoa have to battle a legislative framework that has been constructed over decades to deny them power. Workers are encouraged to see themselves as isolated individuals who throw the dice and take their chances. We in Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) have few resources but wish to express our support to the SkyCity workers. They have begun this year by leading the way and showing that the best means to gain anything is through their own actions and united rather than operating as individuals. They aren’t waiting for politicians or bosses to generously deal them what they themselves have created.
We call on fellow workers everywhere to inform others about this action and to offer whatever support they can.
An Injury to one is an injury to all!