Trade unionists and community activists from South Auckland will join
forces tomorrow at an angry picket at the headquarters of Mercury
Energy, 602 Great South Road in Green Lane, tomorrow Thurs 31 May at
4pm, to protest the death of Folole Muliaga.
Folole died after her power was disconnected from her house by a
contractor employed by Mercury Energy, leaving her family to grieve in
the dark. Her family had warned and pleaded with the company
beforehand that her life support required electricity. She was $200
behind her bill.
Protest organiser Joe Carolan-
"Yet again we see a so-called State Owned Enterprise put profit before
people in New Zealand. Mercury Energy should be renamed Murder Energy-
they are corporate bully boys who prey on the weak, old and vulnerable
of South Auckland, and are no better than the corrupt money lenders
who plague our communities. They rely on the fact that people feel
alone and isolated- thats why we want to give them a dose of people
power tomorrow they will never forget.
Trade unions like my own Solidarity Union will join community
activists at Murder Energy Headquarters tomorrow, 602 Great South Rd,
Greenlane. We will be calling for the sacking of Murder Energys CEOs
and their blood soaked moenymen, and for proper democratic community
control over the decision making to ensure that this tragedy that
Folole and her family suffered is never, ever repeated. We call on the
people of Auckland who are angry about this to come join us and say
People Before Profit- Murder Energy- Never Again!"