Support the fast food workers’ strike action, Saturday, April 22

Posted: April 20, 2017 by Admin in At the coalface, Class Matters, New Zealand politics, Unions - NZ, Workers' rights, Workers' strikes


KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers will strike on Saturday after negotiations broke down over a new collective agreement.

Overworked & Underpaid : Unite on Strike for a Living Wage!
Come along and support the workers, Saturday, April 22.
Auckland:  KFC, 511 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland (by Potters Park).12-4pm
Other centres:

Rotorua: Rotorua KFC, 1289 Amohau St from 12pm
Palmerston North: KFC Rangitikei Street, 201 Rangitikei St, 12-2pm
Wellington: Kent Tce KFC – corner Kent Tce and Pirie St, Mt Victoria 12 pm.
Christchurch: KFC Hornby 418 Main South Road, 12-2pm
Dunedin: KFC Dunedin North, 714 Great King St, 12-2pm

  1. Barrie says:

    I have an aquaintance who participated in the strike. It was the first time in her life she had been involved in an industrial action. She would undoubtedly not consider herself a political person but eagerly joined the strike. A big part of what encouraged her to do it was the solidarity (though she wouldnt/didnt use the word) expressed by everyone involved, including the fact that non-union members called in sick en masse on the day too. I found it fascinating to see the before–>during—>after transformation in her thinking about what really gets things done.

    Interesting sidenote…apparently at one store the manager actually locked the staff inside the store. You hear of lockouts but thats the first time ive come across a lock-in before!

    • Susanne K says:

      Yes, once that first step of braving the issue of taking action, things can start to change quite quickly. A good strike wave in this country certainly wouldn’t create the conditions for revolution, but it would open up things considerably.