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The Star: March 22, 2018

The Star: March 22,

SupreMe NewSpaper of The Year Thursday, March 22, 2018 1 0 CONCEPT BATH CHRISTCHURCH 305 Cashel St, Ph 03 37 June 29 - July 1 MADE IN DENMARK The best read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW CHRISTCHURCH 305 Cashel St, Ph 0 021 914 565 To show the best of e Oakleys have 10 co Striking workers target port company directors Leaflet campaign as dispute widens • By Julia Evans STRIKING PORT workers have put pressure on Lyttelton Port Company’s board of directors by targeting the neighbourhoods they live in. Leaflets were dropped in letter boxes yesterday which read: “We thought you would like to know that one of your neighbours [director’s name and address] is embroiled in an industrial dispute with the Railway and Maritime Transport Union. We want you to know the facts about why the RMTU workers are on strike.” Those targeted were port company chairman Trevor Burt and board members Don Elder, Bill Dwyer, Brian Wood and Malcolm Johns, who live in Tai Tapu, Fendalton, Avonhead, Harewood and the central city. Said RMTU organiser John Kerr: “It’s about getting these directors to know what they’re responsible for.” He said the leaflet drop was to draw the directors’ attention to how “poorly managed” LPC is. But the neighbourhood of LPC chief executive Peter Davie was not targeted. •Turn to page 5 STANDING TOGETHER: Striking port workers vent their frustration yesterday at a union meeting in Heathcote Valley. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Be Inspired SEE OUR SHOWROOM WITH 10 CONCEPT BATHROOMS FOR DESIGN INSPIRATION CHRISTCHURCH 305 Cashel St, Ph 03 379 4750 DUNEDIN 46 Timaru St, Ph 03 466 3600 Oakleys Locally owned & operated for over 145 years