Sponsor a Stevedore
December 17th 2010 02:46
We need to show them that we care..... ..... ..
It's just not right. Thousands of wharfies in our very own country are living at or just below the six figure salary line. And if that wasn't bad enough, many of them may go several weeks or months without a paycheck if they are forced by the Maritime Union of Australia to strike.
But now you can help. You can sponsor a needy dock worker. For less than $60 an hour you can help keep a stevedore economically viable during their time of need. Sixty dollars an hour may not seem like a lot of money to you, but to a stevedore it could mean the difference between a vacation skiing in Switzerland or a Mediterranean cruise.
For you, sixty dollars is nothing more than half a week's rent or mortgage payment. But to a stevedore, sixty dollars an hour will replace a portion of his or her salary.
During the strike action stevedores are facing the hardships of losing their daily subsidised hot meals and access to their free gym, swimming pool and recreational facilities. Many striking stevedores can no longer take home crates of whiskey or the occasional 100 cm television or new car that "accidentally" fell-off-the-back-of-a-contai ner-ship and was written off by the Shipping Line's insurance.
"HOW WILL I KNOW I"M HELPING?"
Each month, you will receive a complete financial report on the stevedore you sponsor. Detailed information about his or her stocks, shares, savings, and real-estate holdings will be mailed to your home. You will be able to watch your stevedore's net worth grow. You'll also get information on how they chose to invest their 2.4 million dollar lump sum they get upon their retirement.
"HOW WIILL THEY KNOW I'M HELPING?"
Your stevedore will be told that her or she has a SPECIAL FRIEND that just wants to help. Although the stevedore won't know your name, he or she will be able to make reverse-charges calls to your home via a special operator in case they need more funds.
Please charge the account listed below $480 per day for the duration of
Please send me a picture of the stevedore I have sponsored, along with a "Die Scab Die" badge and my very own Stevedore Ticket" which enables me to claim a wage for up to 4 hours a day while sitting on my arse doing nothing.
<> Mastercard <> Visa <> American Express <> Diner's Club
<> Bankcard <> Union Card
Account Number:______________________ __________
Send Completed Forms to the:
MUA Head Office, Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000.
Note: Sponsors agree not to contact the stevedore sponsored or their families in person or by other means including, but not limited to, phone calls, letters, email, or third parties. However, if you wish to watch your stevedore working you can visit your local wharf during normal working hours (from 11:00AM to 11:15AM). Contributions made are not tax deductible. In the event of end of the strike action sponsors agree to a one time administration charge of $500.00 to cover administration costs of this program.
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