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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 14. 1967.

Union rule to be kept

Union rule to be kept

Card-Holding student freezing-workers will not be discriminated against this summer vacation in any freezing works in New Zealand no matter at which works their card was issued.

Speaking to Salient about reported cuts to be made in the number of jobs available for students in the coming season, Mr. Frank Thorn. President of the New Zealand Freezing Workers Union said, "Preference is always given to union card-holders. The killing season starts before University ends, and I can't create jobs, but if there are vacancies I will make sure that this union rule is kept."

"A student holding a card from a previous season will get whatever jobs there are in preference to a non-cardholding man. even if he is married with six kids.

"A bloke might be a student casual worker when he comes to us, but as soon as he gets a card he's a freezing worker and he'll be treated in the same way as any other card- holding worker. He's entitled to the same privileges as any other union man even if he is a student for most of the year."