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Welly Drivers Union: Dare to Struggle! Dare to Win!


Go Wellington has ended it's lockout of Wellington union bus drivers and services will begin tomorrow. However there its no end in sight in this struggle and bus drivers will need your continued support.

The end of the lockout came at the end of the first day as solidarity actions began across the North Island and transport union members in Wellington refused to cross picket lines. $200 was raised in 45 minutes for Bus Drivers on Queen Street, Auckland today. [ New Zealand transport unions back Wellington Bus Drivers | Picketline Video ]

Tramways Union Secretary Kevin O'Sullivan said, "Our members have shown they won't be bullied into backing away from their claims for a living wage for themselves and their families. These are low income workers who are not afraid to stand up for themselves and each other." [ More ]

The struggle continues, keep Infratil on the hop! Solidarity is a weapon!

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Re: Welly Drivers Union: Dare to Struggle! Dare to Win!

Brass Razoo Solidarity Band and bucket collectors raised $260.20 for the bus drivers inside 50 minutes this evening. That was down at Rutherford House, where the buses turn around. It's a rather cold windy space with little foot traffic, so there would seem to be a fair bit of public support for the workers.

Don Franks

Re: Welly Drivers Union: Dare to Struggle! Dare to Win!

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