Trucks blocked as workers rage against Coles-Toll deal

 In Australia, Coles, NewZealand

Striking workers at a Coles warehouse have turned back a small number of trucks attempting to cross a picket line set up at the supermarket’s Somerton National Distribution Centre.

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There were angry scenes and some commotion as the crowd of about 250 workers and union officials – chanting "nothing in, nothing out" – stood in front of the warehouse delivery entrance and barred access to Toll Group trucks, forcing them to retreat.

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But the picket line was not quick enough to stop Andrea Ryan, the head of human resources and risk for the Toll Group, a major logistics and labour hire firm, from entering the warehousing centre.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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