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Protestors get fired up over fire-at-will

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A group of protesters gathered outside the National Party headquarters on Willis Street last Monday to oppose the government’s proposal to extend the 90-day trial period to all employers.

Organised via Facebook, by 5.30pm the picket protest was well underway, with protesters carrying signs baring slogans such as ‘Screwed if we don’t work, Screwed if we do!’

Former VUWSA President and protest organiser Joel Cosgrove described the policy as “anti-workers law”.

“It is a bill that could, in some way, affect everyone that is starting a new job.”

A ‘Toot for Support’ banner received a lot of attention from bus drivers.

However, not everyone present agreed with the protesters. Hundreds of people walked straight through the middle of the demonstration, with one passer-by yelling “Go home wankers!” into a protester’s microphone.

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