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Over the last two-and-a-half weeks 50 FIRST members at CHEP (Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool) in Christchurch have been striking over dismal pay rates.
CHEP is an international company dealing with panel and container services and is owned by Brambles Limited - an Australian logistics multinational that employs over 12,000 people in 60 countries, and which netted a profit of $NZD 849 million in 2016.
The pay disparity between it sites in New Zealand is as much as $2.25 an hour. Despite all this, the company has offered no improvement to the Christchurch worker at mediation.
Meanwhile workers are struggling to afford the necessities of life. We think it's only a fair ask that if someone works full time they should be able to afford to live. Hence why members are now asking for the Living Wage and have voted for another week of strike action.
Food parcels are pouring in from the community but they need your help to make a stand and to show CHEP what fairness looks like.