Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Locked out

So, its actually happened: Canterbury Meat Packers has locked out its staff at CMP Rangitikei in an effort to extort a 20% wage cut. Meanwhile, their executives collect fat salaries, which are apparently off-limits. The pain for their poor decision making must be heaped on their workers, not the people responsible.

This is the sharp end of what the people in the global occupy movement are protesting about: the systematic inequality which sees the 1% make out like bandits while the rest of us pay the price.

(Sadly the Meat Worker's Union is not very web-aware, and doesn't have a link up to enable the public to contribute to their lockout fund. I'll post a link when I find one).