Our campaign

The NUW is the fresh food and supply chain union in Australia

NUW工會專責保障生鮮食品工人與其底下生產鏈線上勞動權利的工人工會。

Graphic depicting a supply chain

We represent workers who pick, pack, manufacture, transport and store the fresh fruit & vegetables, poultry and dairy products that we all buy from the Big Supermarkets.

NUW工會所代表的工人:包括蔬果生產與採收、包裝生產線、製造加工、運輸以及倉儲的生鮮蔬果、雞肉以及酪農業等,消費者在超市買到的生鮮產品。

Our campaign unites fresh food workers with other food and supply chain workers to hold those with the power and the profits – Woolworths and Coles – accountable for improving conditions for workers in the industry. Since the exploitation of food workers was [exposed on ABC’s Four Corners]
我們的目標是動員所有的生鮮產品背後的辛苦工作的工人,以及所有供應鏈底下的工作者,結合這些力量施壓給澳洲當地最大的量販巨擘- Woolworths 以及Coles,要求他們對該產業底下的工作者,負起連帶責任。尤其當今電視傳媒不斷地充斥著食品生產鏈下的工人,遭到雇主不當的剝削狀況。

(http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2015/05/04/4227055.htm) program in May 2015, hundreds of fresh food workers have joined the campaign for change. If you’re a fresh food worker, join the NUW to improve conditions at your workplace here. Together with the community – customers who want fair food – fresh food workers are calling on supermarkets, government and producers to ensure their food is produced ethically by guaranteeing food workers have their rights protected and earn a fair, living wage.

我們的反剝削運動從2015年的五月至今,已經有上千名食品生產線上的工人加入我們的行列,並且表示支持我們的行動。

與地域性的社團結合,顧客要求他們所購置的產品是公平交易下的產物。生產線上的工人,則齊聲要求這些大型量販巨擘、政府以及生產者,在商品被販售出之前,應該要確保這些商品的生產者,生產線上的工人,受到的聘僱待遇是正當的,他們的勞動權利,包括薪資條件、工作環境等是受到保護的。

Worker empowerment

工人的行動

Food workers must be empowered to enforce fair labour conditions at their workplaces. Supermarkets and producers must ensure workers’ rights are fully protected, including the rights to:
所有生產線上的工人應該要動員起來,確保所有的工人勞動權益受到保障。包括:

  • Join the union
  • Collectively bargain to improve wages and conditions
  • Have their health and safety protected
  • Speak up about issues without retaliation or persecution

  • 加入工會

  • 集體議價,以提升其勞動價值
  • 確保其工作的環境及安全衛生受到保障
  • 可以為自己發聲,而不在職場受到不當的騷擾

Stronger workplace protections

Existing labour standards on farms have failed to ensure that workers’ rights are protected. Supermarkets and producers need to sit down with the union to ensure that stronger standards are in place to ensure workers are paid correct and fair wages and entitlements, and have their health and safety protected.

更嚴謹的工作環境保護

現今澳洲農場的勞動工作法令,並無法保障所有的工人。大型量販市場、生產者以及工會,需要坐下來共同商討,確保所有在生產線上的工人,有得到合法薪資、工作條件受到保障、工作環境受到安全法規的限制。

Ethical purchasing practices

何謂道德倫理消費

Supermarkets need to negotiate a new model of regulation for the industry, which aligns the supermarket’s purchasing decisions with their ethical and legal obligations to ensure food is produced fairly. Coles and Woolworths must pay producers a fair price which enables them to cover the cost of labour rights compliance and pay workers a living wage. Supermarkets must proactively support those suppliers who do the right thing and respect workers’ rights.
大型量販超市需要新的法令來約制該產業。這意味著,大型量販超市在做上游市場大型採購時,應該要考慮到倫理道德,也就是說,確保他的上游供應商,所有生產線的工人,皆受到勞動權益的保障。兩大巨頭Coles 以及 Woolworths應該要以合理的進價來做採購,以確保這些上游供應商不會用不合理的薪資來聘僱工人。以量販巨擘開始,確保這些工人的勞動條件受到保障。

Labour hire licensing and regulation

仲介合法登記與規範

The widespread use of unscrupulous labour hire operators has driven exploitation on farms and must end immediately. Labour Hire operators on farms should be licensed and regulated. Producers must work with the union to ensure they replace existing dodgy contractors with reputable providers who will pay workers the correct entitlements, or employ workers directly.
現今,氾濫的黑心仲介充斥,剝削事件層出不窮應該要被遏止。仲介公司應該要合法登記,並且受到法律的規範。生產者應該要跟工會合作,汰換掉黑心仲介,直接聘僱工人,以確保工人受到合理的薪資對待。


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