After the first meeting with Fonterra management to negotiate your new workplace agreement, delegates recorded this video so that members can stay informed throughout the bargaining pro
That’s why, on Wednesday March 6 at 6pm at the Workers Club in Fitzroy, we’re kicking off our campaign to ‘Change the Rules for Young Workers’!
Last year, Coles decided that five of its warehouses across NSW and QLD will be replaced with highly automated DCs within the next four years. This affects almost 1500 NUW members.
Employers found to be deliberately or recklessly engaging in wage theft could find themselves in jail, after the Palaszczuk Government accepted in principle making wage theft a criminal offence fol
The government is seeking to solve a headache over casual workers but a leading expert warns it may have created a new problem.
Another key area of Australia's aged care industry is coming under the spotlight, with the Minister to review whether it has been too easy for home care businesses to enter the sector.
BREAKING: Victorian CHEP workers have walked off the job, demanding secure jobs for casuals and future generations, and greater respect from management.
Chemist Warehouse campaign gains attention of AJP
Campaign escalates as cases come forward
NUW member's campaign to highlight systemic bullying and sexual harassment in Chemist Warehouse's distribution centres is gaining traction!Read more
Farm Workers campaign for amnesty reaches federal conference - audio link
Farm workers discuss amnesty in panel session at 2018 Labor Conference
Victory for farm workers as they negotiate their first agreement at Hussey
Massive win for workers as first EBA is secured at Hussey
Redundancies loom - Coles eyes automation spend
Coles will spend more than $700 million on new automated distribution centres
Saputo Fresh Milk workers win out
Fresh Milk workers have achieved a great outcome with massive improvements to the conditions in their EBA!
Exploited Farm workers win substantial payout
Agri Labour pay out in settlement with migrant workers
NUW's call for justice hits the media
NUW members are standing together to clean up the supermarket supply chain. Exploitation on farms is at crisis point.Read more
NUW members speaks out at Woolworths AGM
Farm worker and NUW member Putri shared her story of exploitation at the Woolworths AGM on 21 November and asked the board questions about workers' rights in the supermarket supply chain. Thank yoRead more
Farm workers march to Change the Rules!
Hundreds of NUW farm workers marched in the massive NUW contingent at Change the Rules rallies to demand justice and an end to the black economy!Read more
NUW Launches campaign at Chemist Warehouse
Chemist Warehouse distribution workers speak out
New study finds shoppers happy to pay more if workers paid fairly
Study commissioned by Fair Work Commission finds consumers favour ethical product
Poultry Delegates attend Change the Rules in Adelaide
National meeting of delegates takes to Adelaide Streets for rally
Trade Union Commitment to Ensure Teleperformance Respects Human Rights
Global Unions representing ICTS and call centre workers stand up for human rights in industryRead more
Workers meet with politicians
NUW members are calling for an Amnesty and a secure visa with rights and protections for workers lured by agents and dodgy contractor to work in Australia’s horticulture sector.Read more
Benjamin: being an undocumented worker
What happens when workers from Malaysia and Indonesia are lured by agents to work in Australia’s horticulture sector on the promise of good work to help support their families, but then end up havRead more
Victorian Picnic Day 2018
Join your union at this year's Picnic Day
A fantastic line up of events and activities during this year's school holidays!Read more
Amazon's 'hellscape' revealed in Victorian Warehouse
NUW National Secretary Tim Kennedy comments on stark working conditionsRead more
Solidarity Beats Fear
NUW Sites join in show of solidarity with Sudanese workers and communitiesRead more
Victorian Delegates invited to Change The Rules at Town Hall 2
Victorian Unionists are invited to take part in a second town hall meeting in advance of the next big Change the Rules Rally!
Rally number two!
NUW members meet at 9.15am, Tuesday 23 October at the State Library Melbourne and we will march together to Trades HallRead more
Victorian Delegates organise for next steps to Change the Rules
This week Victorian delegates from Graincorp plan for members 'Change The Rules' meetings.
Workers at Allied Pinnacle vote to Change The Rules!
NUW Members vote unanimous support for campaign contribution.Read more
Dunlop Flooring Vote to Change The Rules
Workers at Dunlop flooring have voted to support the ACTU national 'Change The Rules' campaign!
Uncle Toby's Members vote on contribution to Change The Rules
409 NUW Members at Uncle Toby's vote on contribution to Change The Rules
Australia Needs a Pay Rise
Australia is going through a period of record low wage growth, with many households struggling to cover the cost of basic everyday essentials.
NUW and Adero take on Wage Theft in Class Action
The NUW is working with Adero Law in a $100 million wage theft action against direct marketing groups AIDA, Credico, Global Interactive and PCA Group.
Families of workers taking action share their story
Families of members at Laverton Cold Storage describe what the fight for fair pay means to them.
Laverton Cold Storage Workers Stand up for fair wages
Members at Laverton Cold Storage engaged in indefinite stoppage after negotiations for their first workplace agreement brake down.
Majority of NUW members vote to endorse action at PFD Food services
Workers at PFD Food Services in South Australia have endorsed action at the site today after negotiations with the company stalled.
Frustration as labour hire implementation stalled in SA
The Labour Hire Licensing Scheme, which came into effect earlier this year, includes stricter penalties for wrongdoers and a requirement for all labour hire companies to be licensed.
Linfox Defence workers to stage mass national action in response to 2% wage rise offer
The current Linfox contract, covering 17 sites across Australia, runs until 2022.
Farm workers experience featured in campaign to Change The Rules
Anh Nguyen and Mahani Tif. From cash contractors and casual work to secure jobs and a union agreementRead more
Workers at Yakult win 3% and reinstatement of RDOs
After tough round of bargaining NUW members gathered to celebrate.Read more
Dairy workers celebrate a major victory in regional Victoria
The drive of NUW members ensures vital local plant remains open
Victory for farm workers as Labour Hire firm suspended!
Labour hire firm Agri Labour have been suspended from the Seasonal Worker Program, pending investigation.
NUW Members speak out for workers' rights on Shepparton farms
NUW members continue to stand together to eradicate exploitation on farms and secure the crucial right to BE UNION.
COLES FACED COURT OVER 'FRESHLY BAKED' SCANDAL
In 2013, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission began federal court proceedings against Coles, alleging "false, misleading and deceptive conduct" because their "freshly baked in-store"Read more
Have you thought much about how your food gets to your plate? Some courageous workers have come forward to share their stories. Many are shocking. Now Australia is asking for Fair Food.Read more
NUW & HONG KONG UNIONS SIGN AGREEMENT TO PROTECT MIGRANT WORKERS' RIGHTS
The National Union of Workers (NUW) and Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) are both affiliates of the International Union of Food Workers (IUF).Read more
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE
With Fairfax revealing that:Read more
SUNNA ULLA'S STORY PRODUCING AUSTRALIA'S FRESH FOOD SUNNA ULLA
I came to Australia on the 29 September 2013.Read more
AN IMPORTANT STRUGGLE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
ANOTHER STORY ABOUT A MAJOR FRESH FOOD SUPPLIER TO WOOLWORTHS.Read more
NEW UNION UNDERPAYMENT CALCULATOR!
SAVE VIC MARKET CAMPAIGN
Stallholders & traders at the Queen Victoria Market are joining together with the community to protect our Market; its people and its history.Read more
NUW VISITS VANUATU NATIONAL WORKERS UNION
Many workers from Vanuatu and other Pacific Island nations work in the fresh food supply chain in Australia, bringing fruit and vegetables to our supermarket shelves.Read more
MORE MEDIA EXPOSES EXPLOITATION IN SUPERMARKET SUPPLY CHAIN
"As our car hurtles up the Murray Valley Highway, past small towns and empty pubs, the mood is tense.Read more
WORKERS UNITE TO BARGAIN FIRST AGREEMENT!
Workers at Coolibah Herbs have just started negotiating their very first union workplace agreement.Read more
VICTORY FOR COLES' COLD STORE WORKERS
NUW members at Polar Fresh, Coles' cold storage warehouse, voted up their new workplace agreement after striking for three days.Read more
FRESH FOOD WORKERS WIN RIGHT TO BARGAIN!
NUW工會會員在生鮮超市產銷又有更新的突破，逼迫Costa 公司，澳洲最大的農業產銷大廠回到談判桌上。Read more
Springvale Vigil to support refugeesRead more
Farm workers' end of year party!
2017 has seen many struggles and victories for union members working on farms. Come celebrate with a picnic for union members across the industry.Read more
Sale of Edith Creek confirmed
News that the sale of the Murray Goulburn Edith Creek factory has come thourgh today. Here is the media release that went out this morning:Read more
30th November at Edith Creek
Next steps fighting for your jobsRead more
QLD election report card
Find out how candidates score on workers' rights before you vote in the state election!Read more
Farm worker protections in supply chain
Today, Woolworths has taken a big step towards eradicating exploitation and wage theft by committing to work with the NUW to clean up their fresh food supply chain in Australia.Read more
Second farm worker meeting
Please join us for the second Victorian farm workers organising meeting!
Mesyuarat Union bersama semua pekerja ladang (farm)Read more
Toll Somerton Union & Company meeting
November 2017 MINUTES
Toll: Elias Eliopoulos, Paul Motta
Murray Goulburn video report #9
Farm Worker Union Meeting
Hội Nghị Công Đoàn Cho Tất Cả Công Nhân Làm FarmRead more
Murray Goulburn Video Report #8
Here are your delegates reporting back on the EBA negotiations.
Murray Goulburn video report #7
Here's your report back from delegates on bargaining. Delegates have been meeting with management since May.Read more
Murray Goulburn video report #6
After another bargaining meeting with management, your delegates report back and put a call out to all members to make sure you speak with reps about what you think a faRead more
Rush labour-hire embroiled in Plutus tax fraud
A report in today's in the Australian Newspaper provides more evidence as to why labour-hire licencing to regulate the industry is long overdue.Read more
Support tomato workers to get secure jobs!Read more
Fair Food in the media
MURRAY GOULBURN DELEGATES MEETING #5
Murray Goulburn Delegates report back after meeting with company.Read more
Murray Goulburn video report #4
FONTERRA DELEGATES EBA REPORT BACK #4
After the fourth meeting with the company, your delegates have recorded this report back so you know what is happening straight away.
Lorraine and Snags report on meeting with CEO, Minister
Here's delegates from Rochester and Kiewa after today's meeting in Melbourne with CEO Ari Mervis and Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development. Stay tuned for next steps and meetings.Read more
Fonterra delegates EBA report back #3
After the third meeting with the company, your delegates have recorded this report back so you know what is happening straight away.Read more
Community sends an SOS to Asahi
Workers and the wider community in the Albury Wodonga area have been sending postcards to the CEO of Asahi in Japan Mr Naoki Izumiya, calling on the multi-national company to give 40 of their long-Read more
We won meeting with CEO and Minister!
After massive community and union support, MG CEO has listened.Read more
Murray Goulburn video report #3
NUW delegates from Victorian sites have recorded this video report back after meeting with managment today, Thursday 25 May.Read more
Fonterra delegates EBA report back #2
After the second meeting to negotiate your new EBA at Fonterra sites across Victoria, your delegates have recorded this video report back.Read more
Kiewa members run mass meeting, respond to MG
8 May 2017Read more
Murray Goulburn announce site closures
2 May 2017
Public workshop: what makes a market great?
The NUW will host a workshop called 'What makes a market great?' on Wednesday 3 May.Read more
Slavery claims at Aldi supermarketsRead more
Fonterra delegates video report #1
Fonterra logs of claim
After the first meeting between the company and your union delegates, logs of claims were exchanged. You can download them here:Read more
Take action on Workers Memorial Day
On Friday 28 April, workers around the world remember those that have died on the job.Read more
NUW calls for Fair Work Act change to stop sham collective bargaining
NUW calls for Fair Work Act change to stop sham collective bargainingRead more
Community rally called
On Friday 28 April from 11.30am - 1pm there will be a community rally to support stallholders at the Queens Victoria Market.Read more
Murray Goulburn video report #1
After the first meeting with Murray Goulburn management to negotiate your new workplace agreement, delegates recorded this video so that members can stay informed throughout.Read more
Murray Goulburn Logs of Claim
On Tuesday 4 April, NUW delegates and Murray Goulburn management had their first meeting. You can download your log of claims and the company's here.Read more
Union stickers coming soon!
Our new Food & Dairy stickers will be hitting sites soon. Let's paint our bumbers red!Read more
General Mill bargaining
Members at Allied Mills are bargaining for fair wages and coditions.Read more
Dairy Delegates begin to meet
Delegates from across sites at Murray Goulburn and Fonterra have met to begin working on representing their members in this year's baragining for new workplace agreements.Read more
QVM delegates meet with the Lord Mayor
On Monday 30 Jan, QVM delegates representing the different types of businesses and stalls at the Market met with Lord Mayor Robert Doyle along with his staff and newly elected Councillor and QVM StRead more
Stallholder delegates meet with Council
After the election of long-term QVM stallholder Michael Caiafa to Melbourne City Council in 2016, stallholders now have a voice on council to represent stallholders and the community who want to prRead more
NUW Fair Food campaign
The NUW has been campaigning for living wages, decent and secure jobs, and an end to exploitation in the fresh food supply chain. Many hundreds of workers have joined the union!Read more
Fluro Fightback 2015
2015 was the fourth public rally we held to draw the link between poverty and insecure work.Read more
The "uberisation" of work
The Australian Institute of Employment rights have run a workshop on the uber-isation of work.
They report that:Read more
Fluro Fightback 2014
Our third rally for Anti-Poverty Week, to draw the link between the increase of working people living below the poverty line and the increase in casual and insecure work!Read more
Huge win for 'contract' poultry worker!
National racket exploiting casual workers exposed, employee to be reinstated and compensated.Read more
How fair are our unfair dismissal laws?
If tomorrow when you arrived at work your boss suddenly and unfairly sacked you, how strong do you think your legal protections would be?Read more
Harry talks about working for a contractor and being injured
Harry Singh worked in the poultry industry for a contractor.Read more
NUW’s first Fluro Fightback, with Billy Bragg!
NUW members and supporters hit the streets for Anti-Poverty Week, to draw the link between the increase of working people living below the poverty line and the increase in casual and insecure work!Read more
Baiada poultry workers strike and win
Thirteen days on a picket line is a long time, and even after the National Union of Workers was injuncted from the picket line at the bequest of Baiada, workers remained united and kept fighting.Read more