$15ph not 15% GST Strike!
The UTU Picket seals off the St Lukes store Paul, Delegate from the New Lynn store, first time on strike Corporate HQ stormed. Video to follow. 3, 5, 7, 9- Never cross a picket line. On the day National hiked GST to 15%, Unite's UTU Squad was joined by striking delegates from Jb Hifi stores in New Lynn and Albany. The Wellington JB store also was paralysed by strike. The squad picketed the stores in New Lynn and St Lukes, before busting throughthe front doors of JB's Corporate HQ. Rather than talk to the delegates about the crisis of understaffing, low pay, cutbacks in hours and security, management at Head Office retreated from the reception area and hid behind closed doors. This has been their behaviour throughout with a workforce that is finding its own voice. The UTU Squad and striking delegates then stuck the following notice to the door- WHY WE ARE STRIKING TODAY GST is going up to 15%- but wages stay put. This is a tax that hits workers on low incomes hardest