Visy workers in New Zealand strike for pay raise, shorter hours

Some 75 workers from two packaging companies here — Visy Board New Zealand and its subsidiary, Charta Packaging — picketed outside the Visy plant Aug. 24, while cars and trucks honked their horns in solidarity on this busy industrial road.

The workers, members of the E tu union, struck for 24 hours after the company refused their demand for a one-year contract with a 10% pay raise.

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