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Help Talley’s Affco Workers! (Part #Rua)

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Continued from Help Talley’s Affco Workers!

Supporters of locked out Talleys AFFCO meatworkers were busy in Wellington and the Hutt Valley today (21 April)  fundraising for workers’ families,

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Fundraising to support locked out AFFCO Talley meatworkers

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These collectors were busy outside Lower Hutt Pak N Save, handing out leaflets; engaging with passers-by; and accepting donations.

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Fundraising to support locked out AFFCO Talley meatworkers

Every few minutes, people were stopping. Some to ask questions, but most gave something. The community support for locked out workers was wonderful to see.

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Even those that could not afford to give something offered encouragement. Several volunteered to say that they were not buying anything ‘Talleys’ branded.

Some, in their cars, pulled up to us and handed us money through opened windows.

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Fundraising to support locked out AFFCO Talley meatworkers

Some could only afford a few coins to donate. Others, like this gentleman, put $20 into the bucket. (He requested his face to be obscured.)

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One little girl,  perhaps five or six, pulled out a ten cent piece and – with her proud mum looking on – placed it into the bucket.

The Hutt Valey team raised $296.20 with one person almost chasing after us, to donate an extra $5, as we were leaving.

A message to Talleys; you may have your millions squirrelled away in your various bank accounts, but d’you know what we have? (No, not the Incredible Hulk.)

We have community support. And that trumps your cold, heartless wealth every time. That is why you will lose.

And the workers will win.

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