Warehouse workers to fight Woolworths closure

NUW member Warehouse workers have vowed to fight, following an announcement that retail giant Woolworths plans to vacate its Broadmeadows facility by 2018. The workers, members of the National Union of Workers, supply more than 200 supermarkets across suburban Melbourne and regional Victoria. Through...CONTINUE READING

‘When you get hurt you become replaceable’

Brian Lewis, NUW member “You get close to doing some silly things when you’ve been off for six or seven months”, says Tim (not his real name), a Linfox worker, who has been stood down without pay. “The worst part is to see your partner come under pressure to pick up the slack. You feel useless, you feel worthless...CONTINUE READING

Dispute over at the Reject Shop

Ryan Stanton, NUW member Workers at a warehouse in Melbourne’s north-east have ended a drawn-out enterprise agreement fight, accepting a deal that they say is a win. The Reject Shop workers, members of the National Union of Workers, have secured an agreement that retains all of their existing conditions despite th...CONTINUE READING

Not quite right at The Reject Shop

Ryan Stanton, NUW member Workers at The Reject Shop warehouse in Melbourne’s north-west have faced down a serious attack by management during enterprise agreement bargaining. NUW (National Union of Workers) delegate Dave Sharpe – who was stood down for more than two weeks – spoke to Red Flag about what they’re fig...CONTINUE READING