Melbourne IWW GMB statement in solidarity with striking Coles workers.

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Jul 18 2012 13:57
Melbourne IWW GMB statement in solidarity with striking Coles workers.

The Industrial Workers of the World, Melbourne General Membership Branch stands in solidarity with the striking Coles warehouse workers in Somerton, Victoria. At a time of growing attacks by employers worldwide, they have made the brave decision to withhold their labour to fight against outsourcing, casualisation and concessions. The members of the Melbourne GMB will assist in any way possible to assure that these workers see victory in their fight.

An Injury to One is an Injury to All
IWW Melbourne GMB

[url= http://iwwmelbourne.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/support-striking-workers-at-somerton/]http://iwwmelbourne.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/support-striking-workers-at-somerton/[/url]

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Jul 22 2012 12:41

Adelaide members joined with around 50 Resistance members on their national conference for direct action against a Coles supermarket in the CBD, to assist with a NUW organised leafletting at the supermarket.

The action ranged from some people filling baskets with goods and dumping them at checkouts, to leafleting customers, to a particularly noisy disturbance by a human megaphone by the checkouts, listing the demands and concerns of the strikers.

One comrade was man-handled by an over-bored security guard, and a scuffle broke out, and soon broken apart.