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Striking Distribution Workers Locked Out

500 supermarket distribution workers have been locked out for refusing to give up their claim for a national agreement with their multi-billion dollar Australian employer, says the National Distribution Union.
Urgent Press Release: National Distribution Union/ Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Monday, 28 August 2006

500 supermarket distribution workers have been locked out for refusing to give up their claim for a national agreement with their multi-billion dollar Australian employer, says the National Distribution Union.

National Secretary Laila Harré said that Progressive, who own Countdown, Woolworths and Foodtown supermarkets, is trying to break the national solidarity of workers who are seeking one rate of pay for the work they do. There is currently a gap of up to $2.50 an hour between the four sites.

National Secretary Laila Harré explains that the lockout meant that Progressive will not let workers return to work even if they chose to.

Ms Harre said that the workers and their family will now require urgent financial support and that donations can be made to the National Distribution Union at 02-0200-0217968-00 with the reference “Supply Chain”.

ENDS

Locations of distribution centres:

Auckland 80 Favona Rd Mangere,
Palmerston North Supply Chain on the corner of Mako mako Rd and Mihaere Dr, Christchurch Supply Chains on Shands Rd and Columbo St.

Contacts
Simon Oosterman 021 922 551 (Media Liaison) Laila Harré 021 839 661(National Secretary)
 
 
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Re: Striking Distribution Workers Locked Out

Checked out the inside of a Foodtwon store yesterday. Thousands of lamenated signs in the aisles saying:

'We apologise if your favourite product is out of stock'
 

Re: Striking Distribution Workers Locked Out

I heard yesterday a union rep/organiser got arrested - any truth in that or just bullshit?
 

Re: Striking Distribution Workers Locked Out

Arseholes.

Much love and respect to all the striking workers! Keep up the good fight.
 
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