[Marxism] NZ: Unite takes on Mc'Donald's, first McStrike ever in Wellington

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Tue May 28 23:19:13 MDT 2013

New Zealand: Unite takes on McDonald's in high stakes fight for low-paid

After a relatively quiet couple of years, the Unite union, which organises
fast food and other previously unorganised sectors, has burst into action
with a vigorous industrial campaign against McDonald's.

The key demands are focused around winning a NZ$15 starting wage, an end to
casualised hours, a fair and transparent roster system and a number of
union-only benefits, most of which have already been won by KFC Unite


New Zealand: McDonald's hit by first ever strike in Wellington
The first McDonald's strike ever in Wellington took place on May 22. At
8am, five of the seven workers on shift came off the job and joined the
picket line that had been set up outside Bunny St McDonald's.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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