This is the year the government brought in new legislation attacking workers’ rights. While the new laws will make defending workers’ rights harder some workers are showing that there’s a fighting spirit and victories to be won.
In October this year union members working on the Kan Tan 4 drilling rig in Taranaki won a 30% pay increase in their collective agreement. It was the result of international solidarity among workers across the Tasman.
The EPMU launched a short film titled “Black Gold” about the 30% pay increase achieved by EPMU members in Taranaki covered by the Kan Tan 4 collective agreement. Read the rest of this entry »