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.