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Help Forestry Families


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Eleven forestry workers, dads, husbands, sons and brothers, were killed at work in the forestry industry in the last year alone. Many of th

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In Memory

Please help their families come together on the eve of Workers Memorial Day, for a service to remember and honour their loved ones on April 27.

We are fundraising for the costs of travel and accommodation for the families for this important and significant occasion.


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  • Tertiary Education Auckland University Branch

    Tertiary Education Auckland University Branch on 26 Apr 2014

    $500

    $500

  • Caroline Thomson

    Caroline Thomson on 11 Apr 2014

    $50

    Having seen how hard these people work and the dangerous conditions (as well as hot or wet and windy) they work in as well as finding out the very low wages they get - makes me think that this area of the workforce definitely needs some attention and help.

    $50

  • TEU Univertsity of Otago Branch

    TEU Univertsity of Otago Branch on 10 Apr 2014

    $500

    $500

  • AUT Branch TEU

    AUT Branch TEU on 10 Apr 2014

    $500

    All the best from your fellow unionists at AUT

    $500

  • Members of Labour Party Tauranga

    Members of Labour Party Tauranga on 08 Apr 2014

    $464

    We are proud to have fundraised for the families of forestry workers. Tauranga Labour will be thinking of you on Workers Memorial Day.

    $464

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“So happy to help a little to have families get together and share their stories and their strength.”
“Together we can achieve better working conditions for these undervalued workers.”
“aroha and support for the families of the deceased”
“This is such an important cause.”
“Support from a PPTA member”
“Kia kaha.”
“New Zealanders' attitudes have to change at how we look at Health & Safety. It is up to all of us to take a stand and do whats right.”
“In solidarity with forestry families from the participants at the 2014 ACTU Organising Conference”
“No longer a unionised industry, the rules are all out the window so profits can be increased for the shiney arses. Being exposed to the mechanism used by the "forestry " companies in the mid 80s and still shocked at their uncaring and profit driven mindset can only say to today's workers Kia Kaha”
“I'm overwhelmed by the courage and determination of the families of those who have been needlessly killed in the forestry industry. Looking forward to seeing you at Parliament.”
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