An Auckland woman, Folole Muliaga, recently died in New Zealand
because she could no longer run her oxygen machine which kept her alive, the
reason being the electricity company Mighty River Power cut off her supply
because of a NZ$168.40 arrears. A clear example that services run for profit
surface New Zealand
is â€œboomingâ€ but it is doing so at the expense of the working class. It is not
surprising that under such conditions trade union membership has significantly
increased and strikes over collective agreements and pay have broken out.
One year since the massive
mobilisations against the introduction of draconian anti-trade union laws, the
workers of Australia today showed their determination to keep the struggle
alive. Over 250,000 turned out across Australia in rallies to protest.