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Local logistics workers strike to disrupt Nike supply chain

Published: Tue 22 Dec 2015 11:01 AM
22 December 2015
Local logistics workers strike to disrupt Nike supply chain
Approximately 20 workers from Toll Logistics’ Nike distribution centre in Auckland are commencing strike action today.
The workers are striking over poor pay and to protest the company’s excessive use of labour hire employees.
The company uses approximately 70 labour hire employees who receive minimum wages and no secure hours, said FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott.
“The workers are paid well below the industry standard and despite year on year profits the company has not shown a willingness to recognise the wage problem.”
“The workers have voted unanimously in favour of a complete withdraw of labour leading up to Christmas. These are safety sensitive work areas that should be recognised with wages well above the minimum.”
Mr Abbott is calling on Toll Logistics to honour a previous agreement to minimise the use of labour hire employees.
The strike is likely to effect the supply chain for clients such as Nike leading up to Christmas.
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Formed in 2011 after the merger between the National Distribution Union and Finsec, FIRST Union represents 27,000 workers in the Finance, Industrial (Textile and Wood), Retail, Stores, Transport and Logistics sectors.
FIRST Union is also affiliated to the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and runs several networks including the Union Network of Migrants, the Runanga, Fono and Womens' Committee. In 2015 FIRST Union launched Samoa First Union, Samoa's only private sector union.
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