Despite the NSW government’s admission that essential workplaces are key sites of COVID-19 transmission, it has done little to address workers’ concerns. Isaac Nellist spoke to a packer at Woolworths.
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Despite the NSW government acknowledging that workplaces are critical sites of COVID-19 transmission, many essential workers say little has been done to protect them. Fred Fuentes reports.
Corporations are putting profits above the health and safety of the workers, a union forum has been told. Jim McIlroy reports.
The federal goverrment's Disaster Payment, now revised, is still not enough for many. Isaac Nellist reports on this and the campaign to raise JobSeeker.
Workers at Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre in Marrickville who have been stood down without pay during the lockdown are organising for their rights. Isaac Nellist reports.
Workers at two council-owned inner west pools have been stood down by private operators without pay during lockdown. Pip Hinman argues this is the ugly consequence of councils contracting out community services.
After three weeks on strike, General Mills workers have endorsed a deal that includes a wage rise and in which all their conditions are maintained, reports Jim McIlroy.
Workers at General Mills, one of the largest food manufacturing companies in the world, have started an indefinite strike for a fair pay rise and secure work. Jim McIlroy reports.
After almost six weeks on strike, United Workers Union members at McCormick have accepted a new offer from the company, which includes retaining all conditions and a pay rise. Mary Merkenich reports.
Workers at McCormick Foods Australia have walked out after their demands for improved working conditions and a pay rise were ignored. Sue Bolton reports.
Big Mac sauce and Aeroplane Jelly are off the menu for now while the workers who make them are denied a pay rise. Kerry Smith reports.
Having locked out workers at its Smeaton Grange warehouse since November, Coles has just announced this measure will be extended indefinitely, reports Jim McIlroy.
Under immense pressure from a greedy employer, 350 workers have returned to work after being locked out of the Coles Smeaton Grange warehouse in Western Sydney for 12 weeks. Jim McIlroy reports.
Workers locked out of Coles’ Smeaton Grange warehouse in Western Sydney are campaigning strongly for a “no” vote on the company’s non-union agreement, reports Jim McIlroy.
Several hundred Coles workers and supporters marched through Sydney's streets, calling on the public to boycott Coles this Christmas. Jim McIlroy reports.
Unionists and supporters took action outside a temporary warehouse in Prospect to protest the supermarket giant Coles' lock-out of 350 workers. Jim McIlroy reports.