NZ: Trolley jam in support of locked out supermarket workers

A number of customers blocked aisles in a New Zealand supermarket yesterday in support of locked out employees.

Submitted by libcom on September 16, 2006

Customers filled shopping trolleys with goods then used them to block the aisles of the Foodtown Tauranga supermarket. Each trolley included a message of support for the locked out workers.

Progressive Enterprises, a subsidiary of Woolworths Australia locked out around 500 distribution workers after they went on strike demanding one collective agreement for all four Distribition Centres and a pay increase. The strike on 25th August was extended over the weekend once 50 workers were suspended, then the employer enforced a lockout, the workers haven't been back to work since.