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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

25 cents- "A Cheap Shot and an insult to the working poor"



"The government throwing 25 cents to minimum wage workers is a cheap shot" said Campaign for a Living Wage organiser Joe Carolan.

This is barely 2% of nothing, and will be well below real inflation when his government raises GST in the budget."

"Low paid workers are sick of being insulted by millionaires like John Key. We'll be initiating for action on the back of this slap on the face, and there'll be a loud and angry protest this afternoon at 5pm at Auckland's Chamber of Commerce on Mayoral Drive".

"What workers need is a living wage- we've been pushing for $15 an hour now, and for the minimum wage to be set at 66% of the median wage. Tens of thousands of people have signed our petition for a Citizens Initiated Referendum, but John Key has infuriated the half million workers earning less than 600 bucks with this derisory pittance".

CAMPAIGN FOR A LIVING WAGE
PROTEST TODAY 5pm
AUCKLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MAYORAL DRIVE

Contact-
Joe Carolan 029 44 55 702
0800 2 UNITE
joseph@unite.org.nz

MORE INFO ON THE LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGN-
http://www.unite-news.org.nz/2009/$15anhour_21Jan_10_web.html

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