After 28 days of being locked out workers belonging to the National Distribution Union (NDU) and the Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union (EMPU) at the 3 Progressive Enterprises supermarkets depots have won pay parity across all depots within the next 18 months in one of the bitterest dispute seen in New Zealand in a generation.
The recent Queensland
election was called against a backdrop of crisis in the public health system
and problems with water and electricity supply. The choice was between between
a right-wing Labor party and the avowedly anti-worker policies of the
Wages are abysmally low for supermarket workers in New Zealand.
Recently the National Distribution
Union organised a 48-hour stoppage. The bosses reacted with a lock-out. This
has only served to strengthen the resolve of the striking workers. Send
messages of solidarity and protest.