This is a whole new reason to go on strike – see if you can spot it

Service and Food Workers Union Industry Leader Jill Ovens said the union gave written notice of the strike this morning after guards working for the security company ACM had left for their daily run.

At 10am, 28 guards will return their trucks to the company?s East Tamaki base and walk off the job.

The guards? collective agreement expired in April and after months of negotiations, the union and the company failed to reach agreement at mediation last Friday.

“Guards have wanted crew leaders to get more of an increase in their pay to recognise the high level of responsibility they carry,” Ms Ovens said.

“They are exposed to huge dangers as they pick up millions of dollars from banks and large retail stores. In Australia, the same company?s guards carry guns, but here in New Zealand they have to rely on the crew leader to keep them safe.”

The company has offered all guards a 2% pay increase and a further 1.4% or CPI next year, whichever is greater.

I’ll help you out. ?The reason isn’t in the text above. ?So concentrate.

“When we learnt this morning that the major banks have reported core earnings of $3.5 billion in their first half results, it is offensive that they can?t pass on better wages through their contractors to the people who keep their businesses operating,” Ms Ovens said.

Did you spot it?

I’ll help you out.

Service and Food Workers Union members are going on strike not because ACM aren’t paying enough, but because ACM’s customers aren’t paying ACM enough to pay them.

This is a whole new level of industrial action. ?I wonder if we can do this to get our Dairy Industry? ?How about we all stop buying milk until the world starts paying more for it?

Yeah, that’ll work.

Also, you got to love this: ?”Service and Food Workers Union Industry Leader Jill Ovens”

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