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Worlds first Starbucks Strike!
Nov 23, 2005, 11:28
2pm in Auckland, NZ, yesterday the first ever p[icket line was formed outside a Starbucks!
Despite employing over 80,000 across the globe, only 300 are believed to be in a union!

“Starbucks workers start on $10 an hour, only fifty cents above the minimum wage. Workers hours are not guaranteed and can, and have been, cut from 40 to 20 hours. In Australia, Starbucks workers earn almost $5 more per hour than their New Zealand workmates. We are only asking for $2 more per hour,” says Campaigns co-ordinator Simon Oosterman

The legal wild-cat strike is a public awareness raising event and the first action in the Unite workers union SuperSizeMyPay.Com campaign.

More info at http://www.supersizemypay.com/ http://www.labourstart.org/starbucks/ and video of the picket line at http://www.labourstart.org/tv/

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