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Christchurch: Loud Picket Against 90 Day Sacking Law

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Yesterday we had a really good early afternoon picket - 1-2pm - organised by the Workers Rights Campaign, a joint WP-Alliance initiative which has broadened out to involves class-struggle anarchists, SW and anyone who wants to oppose the 90-day legislation on an anti-capitalist basis.

The picket was outside National list MP Nicky Wagner's office, chosen because hers is the only National Party office anywhere near the central
city.

It would've been good if we got a dozen people to this first picket, especially given the time it was held (Friday afternoon was only option
because none of the Nat MPs' offices here are open Saturdays). In fact, I counted 24 people at one point and, with a few people coming and going, we may have had a total closer to 30.

Byron from the Workers Party was MC, and led a continuous series of chants on a big megaphone. Wagner's staff locked the doors, apparently fearing an occupation although we hadn't planned one - the occupations can wait until the first firings start.

The attendance included WP, Alliance, SW, anarchists (including from the new Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement), and small contingents from both the EPMU and SFWU, with their union banners, plus some high school students from Unlimited (an alternative school in the city centre).

It was a very successful picket and everybody seemed pleased/energised. More new people added their names to the WRC mailing list

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Comments

Re: Christchurch: Loud Picket Against 90 Day Sacking Law

DID THE COPPERS TURN UP?

Re: Christchurch: Loud Picket Against 90 Day Sacking Law

Great stuff Paul and everyone.

Re: Christchurch: Loud Picket Against 90 Day Sacking Law

Good one! The start of getting rid of this anti-worker tory government?

Re: Christchurch: Loud Picket Against 90 Day Sacking Law

Nice work, sorry I couldn't make it and thanks for report. What does WRC stand for by the way?
Peace,
AC

Re: Re: Christchurch: Loud Picket Against 90 Day Sacking Law

Workers' Right Campaign it's in the main article

K.

Re: Christchurch: Loud Picket Against 90 Day Sacking Law

this location was "chosen because hers is the only National Party office anywhere near the central
city."

good to see good ol' left-right-out wing intelligence! do you guys even know why you were there?

Re: Christchurch: Loud Picket Against 90 Day Sacking Law

World rally championships

Thieves in NZ

The five biggest current thieves in New Zealand:

1. Faye is Rich and White - (thanks Winston)

2. Carter Holt Harvey – (thanks for killing our forests)

3. Transrail – (foreign owners)

4. Shell – (one of five companies to make $290bn from Iraq’s oil)

5. Thief-con (i.e. telecom)– (12 million per year to American owners)

Re: Christchurch: Loud Picket Against 90 Day Sacking Law

Good old Christchurch showing the tories what we think of their fucked up ideas.

Great stuff!

Re: Christchurch: Loud Picket Against 90 Day Sacking Law

That banner up the front looks awesome!