Auckland, October 11, 2017
Having worked for more than three years for the Bottle-O-Liquor Store for what works out to be $7 per hour, Manjinder Singh has taken the brave step of ending the exploitation he has suffered at the hands of his employer.
Manjinder is owed more than $80,000 in wages and holiday pay. He has never been allowed any paid annual leave or sick leave entitlement. He has worked long hours in many of the businesses owned by the same employer.
On his father’s demise in India, Manjinder had to beg his employer to let him attend the funeral and later discovered that the leave taken was unpaid.
As a result, Manjinder has been suffering from anxiety and depression ever since. He was forced to continue work despite being unwell.
His employer has agreed deadlines for paying the outstanding wages on more than one occasion in the last two months.
Each time Manjinder has been let down by his employer. In circumstances such as these Manjinder has no option but to peacefully protest for what is rightfully his.
We will protest in support of Manjinder Singh and many other vulnerable workers being exploited by this exploitative employer.
Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Outside the Bottle-O-Liquor Store
1104 Great North Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland
Sunny Sehgal 02102945924 – Migrant Workers Association
Anu Kaloti 0212065640 – Migrant Workers Association