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Pressure Mounts On Pak’n’Save As Largest Store In NZ To Strike



WHAT:

Supermarket workers from Pak’n’Save
Lincoln Road in Auckland – the largest supermarket in New
Zealand – will strike today after failing to negotiate a
fair agreement with the franchise owner that would include
liveable wages and an increased night-fill
allowance.

Workers are walking off the job and
protesting outside the
supermarket.

WHEN:

Saturday 22 May,
12:00-13:00

WHERE:

Outside Pak’n’Save
Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland

WHY:

“This
is the second Pak’n’Save franchise store to take
industrial action this month, and it shows us again why the
franchise model for supermarkets doesn’t work,” said Hela
Rahman, FIRST Union organiser.

“This is one of the
busiest supermarkets in Auckland and staff have been working
for almost two months without signing a new Collective
Agreement with the owner.”

“They’re frustrated by
the owner’s rejection of living wages and inability to
address systemic issues like understaffing and the
unsociable hours worked by night-fill staff without
recognition.”

“It also reminds you why Fair Pay
Agreements for supermarket workers are so overdue – you can
work in one Foodstuffs store in Auckland and earn a living
wage, but not in
others.”

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