Poor striking stevedores

Cactus Kate has details of the impoverished wages that the are striking over at the .

Their oppressive employer is only paying them:

  • An average full-time wage of $91,480
  • Free medical insurance for not just the stevedore, but their entire family
  • Three times the statutory sick leave entitlement, being three weeks a year accumulating up until nine weeks.
  • Fully paid in-house training (no qualifications needed)
  • Five weeks annual leave

The wharfies will be disappointed Labour did not win the election, because Labour’s proposed Workplace Commission could have ordered Ports of Auckland to pay them more money, in line with a industry standard they set.

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