Solidarity with Striking Toll Workers
Members attending the NTEU Members Meeting on Wednesday, July 18, unanimously passed a motion of support for the Toll Workers on strike in Victoria.
The motion of support reads:
Workers employed by Toll at the Coles Somerton distribution centre do the same work, organising and distributing the same goods to the same Coles supermarkets, as those employed in other Coles distribution centres in Melbourne, but are employed on lower wages and worse conditions. Through taking strike action, these workers are pursuing a new collective agreement that would provide parity in pay and conditions with their colleagues at other distribution centres.
This meeting of the members of the Sydney University Branch of the National Tertiary Education Union expresses its support for the workers at the Toll-operated Coles distribution centre in Somerton who commenced indefinite protected strike action on Tuesday 10th July.
In addition to supporting the action, Members are also encouraged to donate to the National Union of Workers Somerton Relief Fund:
Account Name: NUW Vic Coles Somerton Relief Fund
BSB Number: 063 074
Account Number: 10014540
Branch: Commonwealth Bank
We will be advising members of any solidarity events here in Sydney in the e-Bulletin and on our website.