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The Sky's the Limit | Smash the Air NZ lock out | Bring the Tempest

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This weekend Air New Zealand, (75% publicly owned), is locking out EPMU members who are employed by a subsidiary at lower rates of pay than directly employed Flight Attendants. Workers are asking for pay parity with directly employed Flight Attendants. Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe (Salary = $1.6 million), is the lead scab.

"[T]here are crew in more hardship than me, one lady I have heard about is living in her garage and renting out her house to meet the mortgage payments, not trying to single out fellow crew but her story does give you a realistic picture of what we at Zeal are being faced with everyday, this particular woman is on admin duties due to injury so she is having to live on just over $1000 a month after tax." - ZealGirl

PICKET SCHEDULE - Thursday, May 7
Auckland
0700 – 1000 at Victoria Park Market, opposite Air NZ Head Office, 185 Fanshawe Street.
1200 – 1500 at Auckland International Airport, main drop off area.
Wellington
Rally on Lambton Quay from 1100 to 1300. Meet outside Air NZ Holidays shop, corner Grey Street and Lambton Quay.
Christchurch
1100 – 1200 at Air NZ Holidays shop. South City Mall, 549 Colombo Street.
>>>>>Full Picket Schedule - Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday>>>>>

Background | Youtube | Zeal Girl (Worker Blog)

Comments

Re: The Sky's the Limit | Smash the Air NZ lock out

Actually, Rob Fyfe isn't on 1.6 million per year, he's on 3.1 million.

He got a 93% pay rise last year. Fucking ridiculous, eh?

Solidarity with the Zeal 320 workers!

Re: The Sky's the Limit | Smash the Air NZ lock out | Bring the

Fyfe is not a scab he's a boss.

Re: Re: The Sky's the Limit | Smash the Air NZ lock out | Bring

FYI anonymous, it is indeed possible to be both a boss and a scab. A scab shamefully performs a striking/locked out workers duties. Bosses are also the most likely candidates to be “scab herders” or recruiters of non union labour for obvious logistical and ideological reasons. What a dick Mr Fyfe is to boot.

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Zeal was set up when Labour was Govt and Andrew Little was the Union boss.

What's changed?

Labours not in Govt.

EMPU members need to assess how they have been served by the Labour Party President.

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well i wont be flying to aussie anymore with airnz

Re: The Sky's the Limit | Smash the Air NZ lock out | Bring the

these zeal ppl actually have it good already ,least they have a job and one that takes them places ,let them go work for a third world airline and theyll soon learn

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Anonymous you jerk. The Zeal workers only joined the EPMU late last year after. This is their first negotiations with the EPMU as their union.

Not only are you ignorant, you're bloody patronising in assuming these workers are led by the nose for political purposes. Give them, and their union, some bloody credit.

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I could live off 1000 a month after tax..

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And I bet you smell like an oily rag

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Re: The Sky's the Limit | Smash the Air NZ lock out | Bring the

Zeal worker Rachael talks about why she and her workmates are taking action at Air New Zealand. Taken at the Wellington protest on May 7th.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJbfLlZ0C2E

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she shld drop the attitude shes only a glorified waitress!

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How much are they on? From what I heard it was actually decent money, and these people are just striking for the sake of striking.

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Boring! www.lovepigs.org.nz is far more important!