Things are pretty desperate for the National Distribution Union in their long running battle with Progressive Enterprises.
They need all the support they can get.
Do they possibly have a wee sympathiser in the editorial room of the Christchurch Press?
I quote from page 1 of this morning’s paper..”On Friday about 1500 hundred workers and supporters marched in Christchurch”
Sounds reasonably impressive doesn’t it, considering it was a week day lunch time? Maybe the strikers have a lot of support after all?
Well I was at the rally in the Square and there were 200 marchers, absolute tops.
The Press, whose office was 200 metres away, exaggerated the figures by about 700%!
An understandable mistake.