Workers at Fuji Xerox have walked off the job for a third time this morning in an escalating dispute over the company’s absolute refusal to pay backpay on a 2% pay offer.
In Auckland, the members went out on strike at 8.30am and will be out until 4.30pm today.
In Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, members are striking from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
“If they don’t get the back pay, it means these workers will have had a wage freeze for a year,” says Joe Gallagher, E tū Industry Coordinator.
“At the same time, they are being asked to work smarter, harder and longer for no reward,” he says.
Joe says the members have responded by voting overwhelmingly for this latest action.
“The cost of the backpay is less than $100,000 and our members are committed to a fair outcome for all of them. They are determined to get what they believe they deserve, and what they are worth,” says Joe.
For further information, contact:
Joe Gallagher E tū Industry Coordinator ph. 027 591 0015