E tū members at Fuji Xerox offices around the country will take strike action today (Monday, 25 February) in support of a decent pay offer.
The strike will affect the company’s four sites in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin with members walking off the job from 8.30am until 4.30pm.
E tū Industry Coordinator, Joe Gallagher says the members voted overwhelmingly to strike at meetings last week, after the company’s failure to resolve pay issues, including discriminatory treatment against union members.
“Our members are very angry,” says Joe.
“First, the company actually lifted wages to stop people being poached by its competitors. But while one group of union members got the increase, another group in Auckland got nothing. To add fuel to the fire, while the union negotiated the pay rise, non-union members also received it.”
Joe says talks since August last year have failed to resolve matters.
“Our people who missed out want that money and they’re determined to fight to get it,” he says.
Joe says members are also unhappy about the company’s 2% pay offer, with no backpay, despite their collective agreement expiring in July last year.
“This is a multi-national company that has been mismanaged over the past few years and there have been job losses affecting our members,” says Joe.
“Those who remain are working harder, smarter and longer and they want fair recompense.”
For further information, contact:
Joe Gallagher E tū Industry Coordinator, ph. 027 591 0015
Workers will be picketing Monday 25 February at the Auckland premises of Fuji Xerox.
Where: 79 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket