Workers' stories

Hear directly from the union members who are campaigning for fair food and secure & decent jobs.
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
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