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National Union of Workers

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Workers at Dunlop Flooring have voted to support the campaign to #ChangeTheRules!

National Union of Workers

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NUW National Woolworths DC's Conference Sydney 2018 is meeting this weekend!

There to discuss how we can #ChangeTheRules for better pay, conditions and industry wide bargaining ✊️✊️✊️

National Union of Workers

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Family and gendered violence exists in a culture of disrespect for women.

National Union of Workers

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Hundreds of hospitality workers from Melbourne’s Victoria Street in Richmond have been underpaid more than $218,000, according to a Fair Work audit.

National Union of Workers

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This Sunday the TWU in Queensland will organise a convoy for Safe Rates - all supporters are encouraged to go along!

National Union of Workers

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When we talk about why we need to #ChangeTheRules the right to strike is always at the top of the list.

National Union of Workers

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Quadrant Private Equity, headed by executive chairman Chris Hadley, are the investors behind the Rockpool Dining Group

National Union of Workers

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Workers at I-View in Melbourne believe that the union movement should always support social justice campaigns which aim to make our workplaces and society a more equal place.

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 agreement

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Workers at Yakult win 3% and reinstatement of RDOs

After tough round of bargaining NUW members gathered to celebrate.

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Dairy workers celebrate a major victory in regional Victoria

The drive of NUW members ensures vital local plant remains open

 

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Victory for farm workers as Labour Hire firm suspended!

Labour hire firm Agri Labour have been suspended from the Seasonal Worker Program, pending investigation.

 

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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.

 

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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"

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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.

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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).

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RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE

With Fairfax revealing that:

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SUNNA ULLA'S STORY PRODUCING AUSTRALIA'S FRESH FOOD SUNNA ULLA

I came to Australia on the 29 September 2013. 

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AN IMPORTANT STRUGGLE IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ANOTHER STORY ABOUT A MAJOR FRESH FOOD SUPPLIER TO WOOLWORTHS.

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NEW UNION UNDERPAYMENT CALCULATOR!

NUW欠薪計算系統!

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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WORKERS UNITE TO BARGAIN FIRST AGREEMENT!

Workers at Coolibah Herbs have just started negotiating their very first union workplace agreement.

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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. 

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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。

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Springvale Vigil to support refugees

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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.

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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:

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30th November at Edith Creek

Next steps fighting for your jobs 

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QLD election report card

Find out how candidates score on workers' rights before you vote in the state election!
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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.

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Second farm worker meeting

Please join us for the second Victorian farm workers organising meeting!

Mesyuarat Union bersama semua pekerja ladang (farm)

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Toll Somerton Union & Company meeting

November 2017 MINUTES

Attendees:
Toll:        Elias Eliopoulos, Paul Motta

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Murray Goulburn video report #9

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Farm Worker Union Meeting

Hội Nghị Công Đoàn Cho Tất Cả Công Nhân Làm Farm

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Murray Goulburn Video Report #8

Here are your delegates reporting back on the EBA negotiations.

 

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Murray Goulburn video report #7

Here's your report back from delegates on bargaining. Delegates have been meeting with management since May.

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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

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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.

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Support tomato workers to get secure jobs!

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Fair Food in the media


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

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MURRAY GOULBURN DELEGATES MEETING #5

Murray Goulburn Delegates report back after meeting with company.

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Murray Goulburn video report #4

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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-

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We won meeting with CEO and Minister!

After massive community and union support, MG CEO has listened.

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Murray Goulburn video report #3

NUW delegates from Victorian sites have recorded this video report back after meeting with managment today, Thursday 25 May.

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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.

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Kiewa members run mass meeting, respond to MG

8 May 2017

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Murray Goulburn announce site closures

2 May 2017
 

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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

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Public workshop: what makes a market great?

The NUW will host a workshop called 'What makes a market great?' on Wednesday 3 May.

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Slavery claims at Aldi supermarkets

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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

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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:

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Take action on Workers Memorial Day

On Friday 28 April, workers around the world remember those that have died on the job.

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NUW calls for Fair Work Act change to stop sham collective bargaining

NUW calls for Fair Work Act change to stop sham collective bargaining

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Union stickers coming soon!

Our new Food & Dairy stickers will be hitting sites soon. Let's paint our bumbers red!

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General Mill bargaining

Members at Allied Mills are bargaining for fair wages and coditions.

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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Fluro Fightback 2015

2015 was the fourth public rally we held to draw the link between poverty and insecure work.

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The "uberisation" of work

The Australian Institute of Employment rights have run a workshop on the uber-isation of work.

They report that:

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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!

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Huge win for 'contract' poultry worker!

National racket exploiting casual workers exposed, employee to be reinstated and compensated.

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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?

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Fluro Fightback 2013

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

Watch the Fluro Fightback 2013 video.

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Harry talks about working for a contractor and being injured

Harry Singh worked in the poultry industry for a contractor.

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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!

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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.

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