Last week, the Corrections Association and PSA protested outside parliament about privatisation of their jobs in prisons.
Representatives from the Northern Action Group and Wellsford Community Action were on Parliament’s forecourt to present a 7,000 signature petition opposing North Rodney being part of the Supercity.
Then, over the weekend, workers angry about the pitiful minimum wage increase, 15% GST and threats to the youth rates protested outside National MP’s offices.
This coming week, there’s plenty going on.
Tuesday sees the ACC Futures Coalition, now joined with the Bikers, back at Parliament protesting ACC cuts and privatisation.
Wednesday the cleaners from Government Buildings, including Parliament, will be banging their buckets because they’re sick of being offered nothing more than minimum wage.
Thursday is Red Bag Day with a march and rally at Parliament organised by Business and Professional Women to remind National that pay equity is still an issue.
And that’s just in parliament. NZEI will continue its national bus tour to highlight the issues around national standards and we’ll be with them wherever we can.
Should be a noisy week. And it’s only February.