NEW ZEALAND:OFFICEMAX's CROXLEY DIVISON ON STRIKE

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NEW ZEALAND:OFFICEMAX's CROXLEY DIVISON ON STRIKE

 user 2008-10-23 at 10:37:36 am Views: 58
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    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00300.htm
    Croxley workers strike
    More
    than a hundred Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and
    National Distribution Union members at Croxley are taking strike action
    after the stationery manufacturer attempted to cut nearly a million
    dollars out of their wages and conditions during negotiations.

    The
    strike action comes after seven months of bargaining with Croxley and
    affects both the company’s manufacturing plant in Avondale and its
    warehouse in Wiri.EPMU national secretary Andrew Little says the
    strike action is the last resort for workers who are facing attacks on
    their pay and conditions.”Our members are striking because they are
    faced with a concerted attack to axe their wages and conditions to the
    tune of a million dollars, and after seven months of negotiations
    they’ve been left with no other option.”There’s a lot of talk about
    raising wages in New Zealand and closing the wage gap with Australia
    but this won’t happen when multinational employers like Croxley try to
    push Kiwi wages down.

    NDU national secretary Laila Harre says
    the dispute highlights the importance of work rights as we head into
    recession.”Our members are not going to stand by and let employers use
    the excuse of recession to cut their pay and conditions because all
    that means is the cost of the recession is worn by Kiwi workers and
    that is simply not fair.”It is at a time like this that it’s important
    for workers to keep and strengthen their work rights so they can take a
    stand against aggressive employers like Croxley.”The EPMU represents
    eighty workers at the Avondale site and the NDU represents around fifty
    workers at Wiri.