The first full day of campaigning kicked off this weekend with John and a small delegation attending the Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemoration, at the Peace Bell in the Botanic Gardens.
A small group of 10 went to support the First Union Pak’n Slave Stickman picket before heading out to the Lyttelton Farmers Market while the rest hit their distribution sectors.
Pak’n Save workers in Christchurch are paid a minimum of $15.25 while their Auckland colleagues minum is $17.95.
One policy victory – five to go
Earlier in the week we achieved our first policy victory with Council announcing that it would not proceed with the sale of City Care.
Our candidate described the decision as "a victory for the people of Christchurch who have always been overwhelmingly opposed to the sale of city assets”
The sale of city assets was sprung on the people of Christchurch after the last local body elections. It was never raised as a possibility before the election by the Mayor or any of the seven councillors who supported her initiative to sell assets.
We want a mayor and council elected who will pledge not to sell assets.
In the meantime we are chalking up one policy victory with five to go.
The other policies we will be fighting to win through the campaign are:
- Free and frequent public transport (as far out as Rangiora, Darfield and Rolleston) to be funded from the money saved by rescheduling the big roading projects
- The living wage paid as a minimum for all council work (funded by managing down the salaries of senior council managers)
- Swimmable rivers across Canterbury
- 1000 new council homes for rent and rent to buy over the next three years
- End the corporate stranglehold on the rebuild with stiff rate increases on undeveloped land in the CBD.
If you are keen to join the team flick us an email.
And don't forget the merchandise
- Badges $2 each
- T-shirts $25 each S, M, L, XL and XXL
- Bumper Stickers $2 each
Campaign Newsletter 1
If you missed the first Campaign Newsletter you'll find it here
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