Unions are scumbags, and bully boys. They’ve taken to blockading shops, and picketing and now calling bosses rats.
You have to wonder why they want to work in a place where they consider their boss is a rat.
First Union members have picketed Porirua Pak ‘n Save, calling for pay parity with other supermarket workers.
A line of about 25 picketers stood on Parumoana St outside the store on Saturday beside a giant inflatable rodent, holding a message for owner Ivan Jones to not “be a rat”.
Organiser Richie Morris said union staff took the action after about three weeks of collective negotiation with management.
He said the average wage for staff at Porirua was $16.20, negotiated in 2014 by the union, and the offer from management would see it rise to $16.52 at the end of the proposed two year contract.
Morris said after the two years, staff would still be paid less than current rates for other union Pak ‘n Save staff at the likes of Kilbirnie’s store. He said members at Kilbirnie Pak ‘n Save were on about $17 an hour. Read more »