Approximately 2,000 people turned out to protest at the Christchurch City Council offices today, angry at a $68,000 pay rise for City Council CEO Tony Marryatt, taking his annual salary to over half a million (Christchurch average wage, $47,000pa). After enormous pressure from the public Marryatt has turned down the pay rise, after initially accepting it, but the protest incorporated a number of issues relating to democracy and transparency in local government.
Workers Party branch meetings
Wellington Peoples’ Centre, contact 022 0351077 to confirm
Urewera Raids: Trial update and public forum
Friday February 3rd, 6pm-8pm
Mezzanine, Central Library
CONTAGIOUS STRIKES: Talk and short film on workers’ struggles in China
Saturday February 4th, 7pm-9pm
46 Frederick Street
Entry by donation
Monday February 13th, 9am-12pm
Open Air University: A Day of knowledge at Occupy Christchurch
Sunday February 12 10am-6pm.