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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31 Number 2. March 12, 1968

Student Boycott

Student Boycott

Students were asked not to buy grilled pork chops sold at the University's cafeteria last Thursday.

Hundreds of notices asking for the boycott were handed out by the newly-formed Student Action Group on Caf Prices.

On Friday bread rolls and yesterday sandwiches were boycotted.

Formation of the Student Action Group on Caf. Prices was announced at last Tuesday's Forum

The group's aims are to register student disapproval of caf price rises, especially for light lunch meals; to keep future rises in line with increases in the cost of living; to obtain public disclosure of Mr Levenbach's accounts for both student meals and outside functions; and to make Executive more reponsive to student opinion.

The group suggested that in order to achieve these aims students could eat elsewhere, could bring their own lunches, and could boycott specific meals on certain days.

Tony Long, who acted as the spokesman for the group, said the organisation had widespread and rapidly growing support on campus.

"Many students have made generous financial contributions," he said.

Tony said the group wanted to demonstrate that students would not passively tolerate further price rises which, if past experience was a guide, would not be long in coming.

The stage had been reached where the prices of Mr. Levenbach's light lunches were equal to downtown prices and some items in theme were actually dearer, he said.

The Action Group has announced it will call for further boycotts on certain days and in specific meals.