Monday, March 30, 2009

Solidarity with Air New Zealand Workers

EPMU members at Air NZ Zeal 320 need your support to get a fair deal. At the moment they're paid tens of thousands of dollars less that other Air New Zealand cabin crew but do the same job.

Rather than negotiate a fair deal the airline has spent six months stalling, has been threatening our members with legal action and is now trying to hire strike breakers.

You can help by visiting http://www.epmu.org.nz/zeal/ and taking action.

You can also support them through their supporter facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=61304859532

Their open letter follows:

"You might have heard that Zeal 320 flight attendants are taking industrial action at Air New Zealand because our wages are tens of thousands of dollars lower than people doing the same job but who are employed directly by Air NZ.

We've got ourselves organised and are committed to getting a fair deal but the company is trying to hire strikebreakers through Hudson Recruitment and has even threatened to make us redundant and outsource our jobs to them.

But they're doing it online. Which means you can help us out.

We need as many people as possible to apply for these jobs. If they want CVs to hire strikebreakers then we'll give them CVs - in their thousands.

Please go to www.epmu.org.nz/take-action/ to see what we need you to do (we've included template CVs). It's time to show Air New Zealand that solidarity beats big business every time!

If you don't have the time to apply please send them an email at aklapply@hudson.com to tell them to stop strikebreaking. Just make sure you put their reference number (BZ/28520) for the strike breaker jobs in the subject line.

You can find out more about our campaign and why we're taking the action we are at www.epmu.org.nz/zeal/

Thank you so much for your support,

The Zeal 320 Crew."

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