6 Nov 2015

Staff on strike at US-owned packaging company in Porirua

7:19 pm on 6 November 2015

About 80 staff at an American-owned packaging company in Porirua are striking for a week as they battle for pay parity.

The union E tū's Wellington organiser, Mark James, says workers at Sealed Air Packaging want equal pay as people doing the same job at other companies.

He says staff will now refuse to do overtime, extra paperwork and data entry.

Mr James says the company's Australian management is retaliating by threatening to suspend at least 20 workers.