Workers in the North Otago town of Oamaru seem pretty happy with their life, going by a story in this morning's Otago Daily Times newspaper...
A planned 4-hour protest outside Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean's office on Saturday (to campaign against the 25c/hr minimum wage increase) had to be cancelled after just two people turned up, one being the protest organiser herself! ;-)
The protest was to coincide with nationwide demonstrations over the Government's decision to increase the minimum hourly rate from $12.50 to $12.75 from April 1 and called for a minimum rate of $15 an hour.
Protest organiser Rebecca Anderson was disappointed with the response in Oamaru, despite having spread the word it was on.
The Oamaru protest was to have been part of a national campaign organised by Unite, a private sector community union.
The town of Oamaru has a reasonably solid population of around 13,000, and the meeting was promoted during the week in the local media...
* ODT - Minimal interest in minimum wage protest
* ODT - Protest over minimum wage rise
Posted at 8:21 am