Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Equal Pay for ALL- March on the Millionaires
EQUAL PAY FOR YOUTH AND WOMEN-
MARCH ON THE MILLIONAIRES!
11.30am This Saturday June 25th
Assemble Holy Trinty Cathedral, 446 Parnell Road Parnell
Then march on John Key’s Mansion and the
Employer and Manufacturers Assocation HQ, Khyber Pass
The March on the Millionaires- Equaly Pay for All- will now go from the Holy Trinity Cathedral to John Keys mansion to the headquarters of the EMA in Khyber Pass, following todays huge insult to women workers too- bring a tampon to throw at Alasdair Thompson. First youth, then women- what next, Maori rates?
The Employers Association boss has defended his claim women get paid less than men because they have monthly "sick problems", have babies and need to take extra leave as the "facts of life".
National and Act have signalled they want to re introduce youth rates for workers up to the age of 24 as part of their election policy. The Campaign for a Living Wage has called for a nationwide picket of National MPs offices at 12 noon on Saturday 25th June.
The Campaign gathered a quarter of a million signatures in support of an immediate raising of the minimum wage to $15ph, and is leading the opposition on the streets to the reintroduction of youth rates. Campaign spokesperson Joe Carolan said-
"There are pickets being held in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Hamilton at National MPs offices. in Auckland we'll be going to John Keys mansion in Parnell and the EMA Hq in Khyber Pass. We'll be assembling in front of the Holy Trinity Cathedral at the top of Parnell Road, and then marching down St Stephen's Avenue to the Millionaire's Mansion. Bring your top hat, your pitch fork, your school or workplace!"
"Youth rates don't go far enough- $5 an hr minimum wage now", "Maori rates for Maori workers- Vote Don Brash", "Ban Unions. Bring Back Slavery"- some of the placards for the Millionaires March on Saturday. Wear your suit and bring your briefcase. And bring a tampon to throw at the EMA in Khyber Pass.
"We need a Living Wage for all- $15ph now and then pegged to two thirds the average industrial wage within 3 years, before the whole country moves to Australia. INstead of attacks on workers like youth rates and the 90 Day Fire at Will Bill, the time has come for full employment for all New Zealanders, funded by taxing the millionaires and their mansions. " said Joe.
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