Press Release – Unite Union
JB Hi-Fi workers are combing a protest over low wages with opposition to the GST rise this Friday. Prices and Tax goes up, but wages frozen- workers strike!
JB Hi-Fi workers are combing a protest over low wages with opposition to the GST rise this Friday.
Unite Campaigns Organiser Joe Carolan said that while “Taxes that hit low paid workers hardest are going up, for the last three years JB Hi-Fi workers have had no pay increases whatsoever. We need a Living Wage, not new taxes on the working poor. Thats why we say $15ph, not 15% GST.
“Our Delegates representing several JB stores throughout Auckland will be striking from 1pm tomorrow Friday, and picketing JB Hi-Fi HQ opposite St Lukes Mall at 2pm.
“We say abolish GST, and replace it with a ‘Robin Hood tax’ on big financial transactions like the ones JB Hi-Fi’s management make every day.
“After protesting the price rise, workers will be taking their demand for a Living Wage to JB Hi-Fi’s HQ, accompanied by a seven metre tall rat.”