Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

Solidarity #10 - July 2010

Solidarity #10 - July 2010

The tenth issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Download the .pdf below (0.99MB), or visit the AWSM website to read the contents online.

Contents:

* Oppose Prison slave labour
* Against Nationalist Thugs – For International Working Class Solidarity
* General Strike in Tahiti
* Working Class Millionaires?
* Upcoming public events

General Strike in Tahiti

On 15th June workers in ‘French’ Polynesia ended a general strike, which was sustained for over a week. The strike was organised by a coalition of 11 unions using the name ‘Collective for Peace’. With deteriorating social and economic conditions in the already poor territory affecting a wide range of workers, the strike gained support and achieved some degree of success but fell short of its potential.

Introduction to Anarchist-Communism

We live in a beautiful world. After millions of years of evolution, humans have built vast societies that span almost the entire globe. These societies, however, are marked by massive differences in wealth and power. While some individuals have more than they could ever possibly use, let alone need, many of us struggle just to put food on the table, or even to have a place of our own to put a table in. Our society is fundamentally divided into two classes – the ruling class, encompassing a tiny percentage of the 6 billion plus people living on this planet, and the working class, the vast majority of us. The system which divides us is called capitalism.

Solidarity #9 - June 2010

Solidarity #9 - June 2010

The ninth issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Download the .pdf below (1.3MB), or visit the AWSM website to read the contents online.

Contents:

* JB Hi-Fi: Always cheapest wages
* Methyl Bromide: The toxic gas killing port workers and communities
* Anti-austerity protests rock Greece
* Upcoming public events

New Zealand: JB Hi-Fi; always cheapest wages

JB Hi-Fi workers strike

On the 16th of April retail workers at JB Hi-Fi in Wellington, New Zealand, part of a nationwide electronics chain, walked out of their workplace and went on strike to protest their meagre wages. The workers have struck several times since and are now bracing themselves for a bitter struggle against bosses who want them to carry on working long hours for little money. The Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement speaks to Shanna Olsen-Reeder, a JB Hi-Fi worker and Unite Union delegate, about her involvement in the industrial action.

Solidarity #7 - April 2010

Solidarity #7 - April 2010

The seventh issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Download the .pdf below (650KB), or visit the AWSM website to read the contents online.

Contents:

* Current attacks on the working class
* Corporate Welfare - Alive and Well
* Workers Suffer the Hardest Blow in Chile
* Upcoming public discussion evenings

Solidarity #6 - March 2010

Solidarity Issue #6 - March 2010

The sixth issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM). Download the .pdf below (1.44MB), or visit the AWSM website to read the contents online.

Contents:

* Politicians Pay Poverty Wages
* Taranaki’s council and DHB bosses earn over $300,000
* Report from Wellington ACC Protest
* Upcoming public discussion evenings
* Crossword Puzzle

Let’s Melt The Wage Freeze

Anarchist leaflet aimed at public sector workers demonstrating against the state's wage freeze in New Zealand in 2009.

Solidarity #4 - July 2009

Solidarity Issue #4 - July 2009

The fourth issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM). Download the .pdf below (1.79MB), or visit the AWSM website to read the contents online.

Contents:

* Women workers push for pay equity
* Workers on the flu front line: Fight for respect!
* Meet the greedy: Rob Fyfe, Air NZ CEO
* Super city hikoi in Auckland

Flight attendants stand strong against lock out across New Zealand

240 flight attendants spent Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th May locked out from work across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The attendants are contracted to Zeal 320, a shell company owned by Air New Zealand, and operate on trans-Tasman and Pacific routes for the airline.