Posts by Emma Kerin

NUW visits Vanuatu National Workers Union   #Workers' stories #Media
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. Recently the NUW attended a union conference in Vanuatu held by the VNWU. The NUW is the union in Australia working to protect the... 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. People are joining the Community Membership of the NUW to fund a community organiser to help stallholders and the community campaign for: Security of tenure for stallholders,... Read More
Workers unite to bargain first agreement!   #Workers' stories #Our victories
Workers at Coolibah Herbs have just started negotiating their very first union workplace agreement. This means that workers will be able to bargain for fair wage increases, secure jobs, and family friendly rosters! After workers at the site joined the union, they organised for disreputable labour hire contractors to be... Read More
Sunna Ulla's story producing Australia's fresh food Sunna Ulla   #Workers' stories
I came to Australia on the 29 September 2013. 我在2013年的9月29日踏上澳洲的土地 I am from Pakistan. Prior to coming to Australia I spent four years at the University of Engineering and Technology in Beshawar. Once I had finished my study I spent nine years working as an engineer. 我來自巴基斯坦,在來澳洲之我除了取得Beshawar大學的工程科系學位外,在工程業界也有九年的工作經驗。 The... Read More
Recent media coverage   #Who's responsible? #Workers' stories
With Fairfax revealing that: 80% of jobs advertised to workers on working holiday visas are far below the minimum wages 八成以上背包客在網站上看到的徵才廣告其薪資都低於最新標準 travellers and permanent residents alike cannot earn a living wage on piece rates that give them no security 不管是背包客或當地居民,在計件制的薪資制度裡,幾乎無法賺取足夠的生活費用。 workers are forced to work horrifyingly long hours... Read More
Coles faced court over 'freshly baked' scandal   #Who's responsible?
澳洲量販巨擘Coles面臨"新鮮烘焙"的醜聞 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" bread was actually partially baked somewhere else. 2013年,澳洲消費者委員會在聯邦法院提起訴訟,控訴Coles以欺騙消費者的廣告宣傳方式,讓消費者誤以為其麵包是在店內新鮮烘焙,但實際上其新鮮烘焙實則是請其他廠商代工。 Read the full story at the Guardian. 預知詳情請點閱衛報新聞連結... Read More