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Article

22 Jul 2019

Author:
Ashley Walmsley, Queensland Country Life

Australia: Coles aligns with alliance of unions to address worker exploitation in fresh food supply chain

"Coles aligns with unions for safer workers", 21 July 2019

...Supermarket chain, Coles, has committed to work with an alliance of unions to address worker exploitation and risks to safety in the Australian fresh food industry...

...The Transport Workers' Union [TWU], the Australian Workers' Union and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association have all come aboard in order to pursue safe and fair conditions for workers across its fresh produce and meat supply chains.

The three unions will co-operate to organise transport, farm and retail workers to address worker exploitation and risks to health and safety...

...The agreement promotes transparency and end-to-end compliance with the Coles supply chains...

...TWU national secretary, Michael Kaine, said..."..."Coles has been working with the TWU to ensure safety and fairness in road transport and it has shown its commitment to continue to work with its supply chains to ensure that all workers are treated in accordance with Australian workplace legislation"...

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