Today please send a fax to the Minister of State Services, Tony Ryall, who cancelled the pay equity investigations, expressing your dissatisfaction. His office fax number is 04 817 6504.
Here's a handy Hand Mirror fax template you can use and get your workmates/friends/whanau to sign too, before you send in. Big thanks to Anita at Kiwipolitico for the technical help with this.
Fax number engaged?
Please try again later. Hopefully it means that Mr Ryall is getting lots of other faxes about the issue from all over the place.
You may want to mix it up a bit by trying John Key's fax number 04 473 3689 while you wait. Thanks to Steve at The Standard for suggesting this.
Can't get the download template thingy to go?
Please email me, julie dot fairey at gmail dot com, if you can't download the PDF and I will send it back to you as an attachment. You might also want me to send you the PDF so that you can email it to others you think might be interested.
No fax machine?
1. Email - you could email Mr Ryall and let him know your opinion on the matter, or send him a photo of your signed fax:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Post - you can freepost (don't bother with a stamp) your fax to him, or send him a letter:
Tony RyallNot that keen on The Hand Mirror's faxy wording?
Minister for State Services
Feel free to do your own version! The more the merrier.
Many thanks to Adders for the cartoon (and the interesting email conversation about Foxton).
Super big ups to the Tertiary Education Union for promoting the faxathon and doing their own version. Update: Massive gratitude to Schroedinger's Tabby and Idiot/Savant, and now also The Standard, (but wait there's more) and Frogblog and Reading the Maps, for their big plugs today. Further update: Props to the EPMU who have done a mass email out about the faxathon too, with the PDF attached. If you've come here from any of those routes, it's lovely to have you on board today :-)
And do feel free to comment here, and/or on the Facebook event page, when you've faxed :-)
More on pay equity stuff here - Because we're worth it: Pay Equity Hub