More media exposes exploitation in supermarket supply chain
"As our car hurtles up the Murray Valley Highway, past small towns and empty pubs, the mood is tense. In the back seat is Mohammad Rowi, a quietly spoken Malaysian who has been ordered by the immigration department to leave Australia by midnight. He is critical to today’s mission:... Read More
Fresh food workers win right to bargain!
NUW members have had another victory in the supermarket supply-chain, forcing Costa - Australia's biggest horticultural producer - to the bargaining table. Read more here: Historic win for low-paid farm workers at supermarket supplier The horticultural industry is known for its low wages and tough conditions. Costa are part-owners of... Read More
New Union Underpayment Calculator!
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. The minimum wage for a casual farm worker is $21.61 per hour before... Read More
An important struggle in South Australia
Another story about a major fresh food supplier to Woolworths. Read more in this Fairfax exclusive Zerella is one of Woolworths' largest vegetable suppliers producing onions, potatoes, carrots and pumpkins. Today Zerella supplies Woolworths with over 250 tons of carrots every week. Workers at Zerella have joined the union. Previously... Read More
Recent media coverage
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
Coles faced court over 'freshly baked' scandal
澳洲量販巨擘Coles面臨"新鮮烘焙"的醜聞 In 2013, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission began federal court proceedings against Coles, alleging "false, misleading and deceptive conduct" because their "freshly baked in-store" bread was actually partially baked somewhere else. 2013年，澳洲消費者委員會在聯邦法院提起訴訟，控訴Coles以欺騙消費者的廣告宣傳方式，讓消費者誤以為其麵包是在店內新鮮烘焙，但實際上其新鮮烘焙實則是請其他廠商代工。 Read the full story at the Guardian. 預知詳情請點閱衛報新聞連結... Read More