The NUW is the fresh food and supply chain union in Australia
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.
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.
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:
- Join the union
- Collectively bargain to improve wages and conditions
- Have their health and safety protected
Speak up about issues without retaliation or persecution
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.
Ethical purchasing practices
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
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.