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Issue #1529      30 November 2011

Baiada Poultry workers settle new agreement

To the workers at Baiada Poultry from the National Union of Workers: Congratulations to all the NUW members at Baiada in Laverton for your hard work and fearless efforts over the last four months of negotiations.

Your resolve has lead to a new Agreement that you were told you would never have.

While many members have said they are grateful and surprised by the amount of support from the movement and community, many other unionists are filled with inspiration and pride at what you have done for your workplace and the Australian union movement by standing up for your rights against such odds.

Now every worker at Baiada in Laverton will be paid site rates.

No more cash in hand. No more $10!

Your redundancy payments have more than doubled.

Union and delegate rights, and procedures to deal with bullying and harassment have improved to protect workers.

There will be an official mass meeting to formally vote on the agreement and all members will be alerted on the union’s website, by text message and by email. Please stay tuned.

The workers united will never be defeated!  

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