Esselte picket stops delivery trucks

July 21, 2007

On July 18, 100 people supported 15 striking workers at the Esselte office supply warehouse in Minto by stopping delivery trucks entering the site for seven hours.

The workers have been on strike since June 18 against moves by the company to force the workers onto Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs), which could result in a loss of $50 a week in penalty pay.

Organised by NSW National Union of Workers (NUW), the picket involved members of the Community and Public Sector Union, Workers Solidarity, the Socialist Alliance and students from the University of Western Sydney and the University of Sydney.

The NUW plans to call on local businesses and individual consumers to boycott all Esselte products. For more information on the campaign phone Mark on 0414 993 873 or Rachel on 0403 798 420.

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