Saturday, May 08, 2010
JB Lo Pay- Pickets in Auckland and Australia
Noisy picket of JB Hi Fi in support of the low paid workers there who haven't had a pay rise in 3 years, whilst their CEO gets A$3 million, the company makes A$120 million profits, their April share dividend paid out 120% and they are expanding and opening new stores all over Australia and NZ.
JB, come off it, with your greedy profits.
Protests are due to spread to other stores across New Zealand and Australia next week. Workers in the Wellington branch have taken strike action three times. Intimidation in the Auckland stores of union members is rife, but numbers are holding strong. We need to give physical solidarity to these low paid workers in their fight for better pay against a colonial style management who calls a Living Wage "absurd".