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.
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.