Telco workers need your support

Nearly 600 Telecom lines engineers in Auckland and Northland are faced with being made redundant and then having to buy their jobs back.

Telecom’s new Australian contractor Visionstream has decided to remove their employment rights and make them dependent contractors. This means they need to stump up with up to $60,000 to buy their own vans and tools and face a loss of income of 50-66% or leave the industry.

Through their union, the EPMU, these workers are fighting back and have not signed up to the new contracts. They have taken strike action but are now back at work and refusing to do broadband work.

Further strike action is likely, and many of them are facing serious financial hardship because of this and need the support of other trade union members. To help support their fight against Telecom and Visionstream, ring 0900 STAND TALL to make a $10 donation to their strike fund.


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