Port Adelaide workers go on strike

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The strike camp on November 25. Photo: Sean Brocklehurst.

National Union of Workers (NUW) members went on strike at the Sheridan sheet warehouse in Port Adelaide on November 25.

The NUW have been bargaining with the company as part of a new enterprise agreement.

Workers at the Adelaide warehouse are upset they receive $160 a week less than workers in the Victorian sites doing the same job. Workers also want more control over rosters so they can plan to spend time with their families.

Sheridan management, owned by Pacific Brands, have brought in labour hire workers to keep the warehouse going, but no trucks have been in or out of the site.

The public has shown support for the striking workers. People from the local area and other unions have visited the strike camp to show their support.

[To support the workers at Sheridan visit the camp at Brock Street, Port Adelaide. Workers will be at the site every day this week. For more information on the strike visit the NUW website or the Facebook page.

From GLW issue 990