Trade unionists in parliament harassed by protesters

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Adam Gifford

Anaru Ryall: trade unionists in parliament harassed by protesters

A labor organizer says E Tū members in the parliament building are fed up with the harassment of anti-mandate protesters.

Anaru Ryall says members include cleaners and security staff, who cannot work from home, as well as journalists and many Labor and Green MPs.

The union asked members about the events of the past two weeks since the arrival of the convoy in the capital.

“Almost half of respondents said they had been verbally harassed on the way to work, 6% of respondents had been physically harassed and over 80% knew someone who had been, so this is a major concern. Saying that, more than 90% of our members supported the police action this week to control the situation a little more,” he said.

E Tū wrote to the police acknowledging their work in containing the protest and requesting a meeting on next steps, and he also wrote to President Trevor Mallard with a similar request.

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