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ACU begins curtain replacement programme

The Aotearoa Community Union has begun offering free replacement curtains to ACU members with severely mouldy or otherwise unsuitable curtains.

If you are already a member of the ACU, you can register for curtain replacement by using this form. If you are yet to join the Community Union, you can sign up here.

It is our goal to ensure as best as possible that this new decade is one without damp, moldy or unlivable homes.

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ACU holds BBQ for Council Housing tenants

This weekend the Aotearoa Community Union held a holiday BBQ for residents of the WCC Pukehinau flats in the sunny Aro Valley to celebrate the end of our first year in action.

The ACU has significant membership within the Pukehinau flats and functions as a popular democratic organ for the tenants in community life and dealing with WCC. Over half the tenants joined ACU as part of our push to increase hygiene and waste removal facilities. We are negotiating with WCC to achieve the best possible solution.

All over the country, we are isolated from fellow members of our community and jointly exploited by our landlords and our parasitic housing system as a whole. The work of Pukehinau tenants within the ACU is a model for how we can organise as a community to fight for our own interests and strengthen ourselves as well.

The whakawhanaungatanga and solidarity shown by the Pukehinau residents is a model for the next year of Community Union work.

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ACU raises over $1200 to support bus drivers

Aotearoa Community Union members in Wellington last week raised $1275 for locked-out bus drivers in Auckland.

A core principle of the Aotearoa Community Union is working-class solidarity, so supporting our fellow workers in FIRST Union was a no-brainer.

Before the agreement was reached to end the lockout, ACU members spent two days on the streets in conjunction with Unions Wellington bucket collecting for the lockout fund.

The money raised will go directly to the bus drivers as help compensating for wages lost during the lockout, which was particularly important given the expensive time of year.

The Aotearoa Community Union is ready to support the bus drivers, or any other group of workers, again in the New Year if needed.

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Two Aotearoa Community Union members out collecting