Media release from the National Distribution Union
December 10, 2009
Warehouse talks break down
Industrial action at The Warehouse will resume as a result of a breakdown in mediated talks between The Warehouse and the National Distribution Union.
NDU Warehouse organiser Simon Oosterman says the company has offered no compensation for huge workloads being undertaken by workers.
“The company says it is worried about the cost of workload compensation but what the workers are asking will cost around half the Warehouse CEO’s bonus,” he says.
“The company has left it too late to get extra staff for Christmas so workers want compensation for the stress and the way they have been treated through restructuring.
Mr Oosterman says the company finally
agreed to a working party to look at key issues but that is
a longer term solution.
“If workers have to continue under these conditions then they want recognition for the effort they are making,” he says.