No more PaknSlave protest today



PICKET TODAY 11 AM TO 1 PM at Alderman Drive, Henderson.


Workers at the bustling Alderman Drive Pak n Save work hard seven days a week to fill the shelves and serve the customers.

They do their job so well that store owner Rayner Bonnington is kept very busy counting the millions of dollars that the checkout operators ring through his tills every year.

While Rayner extracts as much as he can from his workers and the Henderson Community he is not keen on putting anything back.

The wages at Alderman Drive are pathetic. It is the lowest paid of all the unionised Pak n Save stores in Auckland.

Rayner wants even more of the money his workers and the community generate to go into his own pocket.

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Even the minimum wage has increased by 50 cents an hour this year but
Rayner has offered his workers a measly 16 cents an hour pay rise.
Please help these workers by contacting Rayner Bonnington and sending him a message that the workers who are making him rich deserve a reasonable wage.


  1. Fuck the greedy pricks I will now shop NZ owned New World.

    Take that you cheap arseholes with your phoney “trickle Down” economic crap.

    Time for a revolution.
    John Key is a Liar, a carpetbagger, a corruption merchant, a Judas Priest.

    • Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1969….The current line-up consists of lead vocalist Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis. [wikipedia]

      While “Judas” is often used as a slang term for traitor, a search of on-line dictionaries only yields an extra usage of “Judas Priest” as being a general exclamation, eg general exclamation, to avoid “using Jesus’ name in vain.”. [] “1910-15; euphemism for Jesus Christ” [], and I’m sure your intention was not to equate Key with Jesus Christ.

      That said, I fully agree with the sentiment of your comment.

      • If you want to align a traitor like Key definitely has proven to be to us all in NZ, then “Judas” is fitting for him.

        Ad sincee he is in most the high priest of treachery, put the two words together and theyfit the character.

        So Mr Christie wake up this is not referring to Jesus whom I love.

        He died for us.

        Stark difference from Key however who is recoded as an Agnostic (non believer)

        Fact; John Key goes to his Wife’s Church just to show the appearance he is a believer when he is an agnostic.

        Luke 22 New International Version (NIV)

        Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

        22 Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, 2 and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. 3 Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. 4 And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. 5 They were delighted and agreed to give him money. 6 He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.

      • I think the band took the name from Bob Dylan’s album John Wesley Harding and the song Frankie Lee and Judus Priest ( may have got the title slightly wrong). It’s brillliantly timeless record.

    • @ CleanGreen PaknSave IS a New Zealand owned company – it’s part of the Foodstuffs empire which includes New World. I believe Progressive Enterprises – which operates Countdown stores has a better collective for their workers.

      • Hi jillie Bee

        We know that Pac N save is (NZ owned) as far as it is only operating in NZ.

        Our two stores are actually owned down our way by independent foreigners who speak in a European accent.

        So when we hear “NZ Owned” that shit that can mean a Chinese immigrant can operate a franchise and call it NZ owned too it seems.

        For years we heard and watched New World adds that sad New World “The only NZ owned company” so perhaps we are equally dubious about who owns them now as everything in business is changing so rapidly today it is certainly hard to keep tack.

        Example , Warren Buffets Hathaway just took over Heinz this week as they own Kraft foods.

        So Warren Buffet is on the way to becoming another ADM “Supermarket to the world” food conglomerate.

        Plenty soon there will be few independent anything except for a dozen conglomerates.

    • I guess it is John Key’s fault that the so called unionized workers at a Pak n save have only got a 16 cent pay rise offer. Not.
      Grow some balls workers of new Zealand
      Shut that shop down by withdrawing your labour and picketing
      Stop all deliveries
      Stay out till you get what you deserve or you will get what you deserve
      Don’t do a half hearted moan and then go home and watch TV

  2. I don’t particularly like shopping at PaknSave because it feels like you are in a third world country. I guess they do pay third world wages, so now I know why it’s such an unpleasant place to shop. I don’t think the prices are that cheap either. I shop at New World, mostly because it’s the closest, and prices are not that different on the things I buy.

  3. No surprise that the workers refer to the place (out of the boss’s earshot of course) as Pak n Slave.

  4. I was away from NZ from 1980 until 1994. Since I came back, I can’t believe how passive workers here are.

    Here’s an example of the alternative. On Thursday, 6,000 unionised workers employed by Dunnes Stores in the south of Ireland went on strike against low-hours (Dunnes gives workers 15 hours and then screws them around in terms of hours over that), better pay, union recognition.


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