Victory for Coles' cold store workers

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 conversion rights for labour hire casual workers.

他們拿到:120個專職工作職缺、50各全職+70個兼職。所以從人力仲介進來的工人轉成直接聘僱。接下來從人力仲介進來的工人也盡可能保有轉成直接聘僱的權利。

Members also won an average of 4.75% wage increase per year. This will see them get to $31 by 1 Jan 2019.
所有的會員更拿到4.75%的每年調幅調薪。這也就是說,在2019年1月1日後,工人的時薪將高達$31元

Working conditions such as paid breaks, RDOs and double time for overtime after 2 hours were also won.

工作條件,例如工作時休息給薪、輪休、超過兩小時加班雙時薪等。

This was achieved by solidarity, union members sticking together and amazing support from fellow NUW members across Australia and other unionists in many industries. NUW members throughout the fresh food supply chain understand that only through sticking together will they be able to achieve justice from the Big Supermarkets. Whether it's permanent jobs, living wages or an end to exploitation and intimidation, fresh food workers will unite for a fair go!

這樣的成果來自於集體的共識,工會的會員結合再一起,全澳各地的工會會員的支持。以及其他工會成員的力量,所有的生鮮供應鏈的工人結合一起,即使是生鮮的大龍頭,會員也可以透過工會的力量取回他們該有的正義。不管是全職工作,合理的薪資或是終結剝削。所有的生鮮食品的工人將結合再一起,爭取更合法、合理的工作環境!

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