Please note that the CTU is holdingFairness at WorkRallies in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin on Saturday 21stAugust from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Exact venues for the march and rallies are to be confirmed.
These rallies are aimed at:
(a)Demonstrating our concern about employment law changes proposed by the Government.
(b)Reaching out to the wider community to get support for Fairness at Work.
At a planning meeting today, we have discussed advertising for the rallies, a leaflet aimed at the general public to be distributed prior to the rallies, placards, flags and banners for the rallies, on-the-ground organisation for each rally including marshals, speakers, sound system, and so forth.
The CTU will be supplyingFairness at Workflags and placards on the day.
A further campaign meeting for affiliates is scheduled for:
Friday, 6thAugust, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, CTU office Wellington with videoconference link to CTU Office, Auckland. Affiliates are asked to bring along any planning they have done for getting members to these rallies.
The rallies are only one aspect of theFairness at WorkCampaign. Unions are holding discussions on combined activity. Planning is already under way for Helen Kelly to visit regional centres for a day including meeting affiliates, a site meeting, media and public events. Many more activities are planned.
We have also released correspondence to John Key today.
Further information will be sent out soon about the rallies.
Peter Conway Secretary New Zealand Council of Trade Unions - Te Kauae Kaimahi P O Box 6645 Wellington +64 4 8023816 mobile 0274 939 748