Posts by Emma Kerin

Fresh food workers win right to bargain!   #Our victories #Who's responsible? #Media #Workers' stories
NUW members have had another victory in the supermarket supply-chain, forcing Costa - Australia's biggest horticultural producer - to the bargaining table. 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 here: Historic win for low-paid farm workers at supermarket supplier 閱讀更多相關新聞請點閱 The horticultural industry is known for its low wages and tough... Read More
NUW visits Vanuatu National Workers Union   #Workers' stories #Media
NUW拜訪萬那杜當地全國工人工會 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. 許多萬那杜地區的島民,近幾年開始到澳洲從事季節工的工作。而這些移工大多是到生鮮食品供應及農場工作。 Recently the NUW attended a union conference in Vanuatu held by the VNWU. The NUW is the union in Australia... Read More
Victory for Coles' cold store workers   #Our victories #Workers' stories #Media
Coles 冷凍倉儲工人的勝利 NUW members at Polar Fresh, Coles' cold storage warehouse, voted up their new workplace agreement after striking for three days. NUW工會在polar Fresh的Coles冷凍倉儲工人,在三天的罷工之後,終於與雇主在談判會議桌上取得初步的勝利。 They won: 120 new secure jobs - 50 permanent full time & 70 labour hire agency workers converted to direct employment - with ongoing... Read More
Save Vic Market campaign  
拯救維媽市場 Stallholders & traders at the Queen Victoria Market are joining together with the community to protect our Market; its people and its history. 維多利亞市集裡的攤販及商家近期正在努力動員,為保留市場及保存歷史而努力。 People are joining the Community Membership of the NUW to fund a community organiser to help stallholders and the community campaign for: 現在許多墨爾本的消費者,正積極地投入NUW工會的維媽市場保存運動:... Read More
New Union Underpayment Calculator!   #Who's responsible? #Our victories
NUW欠薪計算系統! Have you done work lately on a farm? Do you think you've been underpaid? The NUW has built an online underpayment calculator. Find out if you've been ripped off and get help to claim your money. 你最近有在農場工作嗎?你覺得你被欠薪了嗎?NUW工會創建了一個欠薪計算系統!欲知詳情請進入以下連結https://robbed.nuw.org.au/ The minimum wage for a... Read More
Workers unite to bargain first agreement!   #Workers' stories #Our victories
工人集結挑戰第一次的議價協議 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! Coolibah香草農場的工人,近日來正在研擬他們第一次的議價協議。這意味著,工人可以有更好的薪資、更有保障的工作,以及更好的工作班表。 After workers at the site joined the union, they organised... Read More
An important struggle in South Australia   #Who's responsible? #Workers' stories #Our victories
Another story about a major fresh food supplier to Woolworths. [Read more in this Fairfax exclusive] (http://www.smh.com.au/national/investigations/workers-at-woolworths-supplier-paid-a-pittance-threatened-20160304-gnaft8.html) 另一個woolworths 生鮮食品主要供應商的故事 Zerella is one of Woolworths' largest vegetable suppliers producing onions, potatoes, carrots and pumpkins. Today Zerella supplies Woolworths with over 250 tons of... 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