Coles Richmond Opening 18 February 2015

18 February Coles Swan Street Richmond opened to an AMIEU message -

Don't Drive Wages  DOWN DOWN

See the picket at Coles Swan Street Richmond on 18 February 2015

Following a meeting of AMIEU members from Coles supermarkets from across Victoria we marched to the new Coles Store in Swan Street Richmond.

Despite the fact that the proposed Coles Enterprise Agreement clearly undervalues meatworkers (they are proposing to pay any new butchers up to $12,000 less in a year and the new meat wrappers up to $8,000 less for doing the same jobs as the current meatworkers) they use the image of Butchers to promote the 'Richmond Icon'!

The repeated statement by Coles Management that they are not attacking the meatworkers is not fooling the AMIEU members. The removal or reduction of penalty rates, the removal of Rostered Days Off, the intoduction of mandatory weekend work are totally unacceptable.