ANZ Workers' Strike

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bootsy
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Dec 23 2014 20:09
ANZ Workers' Strike

PLEASE SHARE - There is an ANZ STRIKE today Christmas Eve. Supporters of the strike - please either go into an ANZ branch today and stand in the line with whatever friends/family you can drag with you to hold queues up by asking lots of questions or alternatively call 0800269296 and ask lots of questions to hold up queues. This will create a stronger impact on the bank. This request is not coming from the union but supporters of the strike in the community.

syndicalist
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Dec 24 2014 01:26

Had no idea what this was about.

Now I do: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=1134...

Background: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=1133...

bootsy
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Dec 25 2014 02:58

Hi sorry there was very little info in my original post, just wanted to get the message as wide as possible.

The strikers are members of First Union and this is the 3rd time they've taken industrial action this year. The main issues are to do with minimal pay rises and the introduction of casualised hours for new branch staff. What has been very inspiring about this struggle is the fact that it has been the call centre workers (they are the most militant and well organised) who have taken the lead, even though it is only the branch workers who will move to a floating roster system on the new contract. A nice wee display of solidarity.

Things will die down now over the summer season but if anyone in Aotearoa is interested in participating in support actions in the future then please give me a pm.