Latest news

National Union of Workers

13 hours 53 min ago

Delegates from poultry sites in VIC, SA and WA met yesterday to talk about common issues affecting their industry.

National Union of Workers

1 day 13 hours ago

A major labour hire firm has been suspended by the federal government after Fairfax revealed the underpayment and unsafe conditions at a Victorian farm.

National Union of Workers

3 days 13 hours ago

Across Australia Linfox defence workers are standing up for fair wage rates that reflect the skilled work that they do.

National Union of Workers

5 days 16 hours ago

Tulia Roqara hoped to make enough money picking tomatoes at a Victorian farm to be able set up a pastry shop back in Vanuatu. The reality was much different

National Union of Workers

1 week 1 day ago

Shawfikul Islam is one of about 3000 Rohingya that now call Australia home after fleeing persecution in Myanmar. On any given day he can be found at the...

National Union of Workers

1 week 4 days ago

"Seeing the vibrant, militant NUW migrant farmworkers contingent! So inspiring to see those who years ago would be fearing deportation, now showing the rest of us how to fight.

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

FAIR FOOD

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!

NUW欠薪計算系統!

Read more

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 refugees

Read 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 jobs 

Read 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

Attendees:
Toll:        Elias Eliopoulos, Paul Motta

Read more

Murray Goulburn video report #9

Read more

Farm Worker Union Meeting

Hội Nghị Công Đoàn Cho Tất Cả Công Nhân Làm Farm

Read more

Murray Goulburn Video Report #8

Here are your delegates reporting back on the EBA negotiations.

 

Read more

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 fa

Read 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


NUW members have shared their stories to expose exploitation, sometimes despite threats and intimidation

Read more

MURRAY GOULBURN DELEGATES MEETING #5

Murray Goulburn Delegates report back after meeting with company.

Read more

Murray Goulburn video report #4

Read more

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.

 

Read more

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 2017

Read more

Murray Goulburn announce site closures

2 May 2017
 

Read more

Sign the parlimentary petition

A Victorian Parliamentary Petition to protect the Queen Victoria Market has been established by Mary-Lou Howie, co-covener of Friend

Read more

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 supermarkets

Read more

Fonterra delegates video report #1

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

Read more

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 bargaining

Read 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 St

Read 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 pr

Read 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

Fluro Fightback 2013

The NUW’s second Anti-Poverty Week rally at Southern Cross Station.

Watch the Fluro Fightback 2013 video.

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