AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY
Media release – Thursday 2 May 2013
Manukau Pak ’n Save paying poverty wages
Auckland Action Against Poverty is joining a FIRST Union picket outside the Manukau Pak ‘n Save at 67 Cavendish Drive at 8.30am this morning.
“After our collective success yesterday in sending a message to Pak ‘n Save Royal Oak, we’re heading to Manukau Pak ‘n Save today to let them know they can’t get away with 90 day contracts and nil wage rises,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson Sarah Thompson.
“Pak ‘n Save Manukau and its owner Stephen Lockie make huge profits every day off the backs of hard-working staff.
“Auckland Action Against Poverty thinks it is totally unfair that employees at this store are being offered no wage rise this year.
“We also reckon it stinks that a big company like this uses the 90 day rule for its staff, which means that new workers can be fired any time during their first three months on the job.
“That’s why our group is supporting FIRST Union in their struggle to get a well-deserved pay rise for workers here and to get rid of the 90 day rule from this store.”
AAAP and FIRST Union also picketed outside Royal Oak Pak ‘n Save this week, to protest that supermarket’s 90 day rule and introduction of youth rates.
AAAP is an activist advocacy group made up of unemployed workers, beneficiaries, students, low wage workers and others who support our kaupapa of decent jobs and a living wage for all.