People over Profits rally – Saturday 8 June
Wellington, New Zealand

The nationwide rallies today against the Budget will be the precursor of a lot more actions in the upcoming months opposing this Government’s divisive agenda.

One event coming up is in Wellington on Saturday 8 June. The PSA is supporting a People Before Profits rally, which will bring together community groups and union members to oppose cuts and advocate for an equitable future where everyone has what they need to thrive.

The rally, being organised by community campaign organisers ActionStation, will begin at Pukeahu War Memorial Park, at 1pm and march to the waterfront. 

Thousands of job losses. Rolling attacks on Te Tiriti o Waitangi. No-cause evictions and selling off public housing. Cuts to our public transport, health and education. It is clear – this government has waged economic war on everyday people in Aotearoa.

Their approach isn’t new. Taking from our collective pool to line the pockets of private interests is a tried and true method of moving resources away from our communities and forcing more and more of the basics of life into businesses to be profited from. It puts profits over people, and our living world. For what?

We are calling on communities based in Te Whānganui-a-Tara to hit the streets and rally together Saturday 8th June to say NO to the cuts, and unify our voices for a future where everyone has what they need to thrive.

Through a vision for an Aotearoa that is fair and flourishing, where Te Tiriti o Waitangi is honoured properly, and for an economic system therefore that puts the wellbeing of people and our planet above corporate profit- we can unify, act, and build toward real change. Now is the time to act together.

The key kaupapa of this rally are:

Toitū Te Tiriti: Honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Stop the cuts to our public services
Stop the corporate takeover of our government

What: Public Rally – People over Profits: Stop the Cuts!
Where: Pukeahu War Memorial (marching to Te Papa)
When: 1pm, Saturday June 8th, 2024

This rally is for everyone who wants to see our people and planet put before private profits – all welcome!

EVENT DETAILS + ACCESSIBILITY: The rally will begin at Pukeahu War Memorial Park at 1pm. From there we will march through the city to the waterfront. The length of the march is 1.2km and is wheel chair accessible. There will be sign language interpreters for the speakers at the rally, and a livestream via the facebook event page.
This is a whānau friendly, peaceful event. Bring a flag, a banner and a friend
and see you there!

This event is supported by: ActionStation, PSA – Public Services Association, The Tertiary Education Union, The Post Primary Teacher’s Association, NEZI – Te Riu Roa, FIRST Union, Unite Union, Peace Action Wellington, Pōneke Anti-Fascist Coalition, Disabled People Against Cuts Aotearoa, 350 Aotearoa, Public Housing Futures, Renters United, NZ Nurses Organisation, MUNZ – Maritime Union of NZ, VUWSA, Free Fares Aotearoa, the CTU, Unions Wellington, and friends.

For more, check out the Facebook page.