Friday, 30 January 2015

Locked-out Australian food workers occupy their workplace - call for solidarity messages

LabourStart Appeal
by Eric Lee



National Union of Workers members at the International Flavours and Fragrances facility in Dandenong (Victoria) have responded to a management lockout by occupying the lunchroom.

After months of fruitless bargaining for a new wage agreement which saw management demanding big concessions, union members voted to ban overtime and paperwork.

Workers arriving for the early morning shift on January 27 were informed of the lockout and several dozen union members rushed inside as the gates were closing.

They've installed themselves in the lunchroom while members and supporters demonstrate outside.

Please support their demand that the company immediately start bargaining in good faith. Click here to support the IUF campaign:

http://www.iuf.org/cgi-bin/campaigns/show_campaign.cgi?c=934

Thanks -- and please spread the word in your union.

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