Coles Fears ‘Rotting and Spoilage’ As Striking Staff Picket Warehouses
Hundreds of workers at Coles supermarkets’ cold storage warehouse in Victoria have walked off the job indefinitely, threatening to disrupt the supply of meat, dairy and fresh produce in stores statewide.
Wednesday morning’s mass walkout has forced a total shutdown of the Polar Fresh warehouse in Melbourne’s west, where crowds of workers are picketing the site.
And the industrial action appears to be spreading, with Coles claiming union members have also begun illegally picketing "contingency sites" across the state, putting expensive fresh food supplies in jeopardy. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…