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To: Raju Vuppalapati, CEO, Country Road Group
COUNTRY ROAD WORKERS ARE FIGHTING FOR FAIR PAY AND JOB SECURITY!
UPDATE: HUGE WIN FOR WORKERS AT COUNTRY ROAD
On day 12 of their strike, United Workers Union members at Country Road Group voted to return to work this morning after securing an agreement that includes an increased pay rise, secure jobs and recognition for their chosen Union.
The mainly women workers from the Melbourne warehouse won the fight through a series of actions, including store and Melbourne Fashion Week protests.
Until this offer, workers were offered 2.7% per year only with no back pay. Workers met this morning to vote in favour of the new agreement which included:
- 13.3% across the length of the agreement including backpay
- 20 new permanent positions (bringing permanency to 75%)
- equal site rates for agency casuals
- new union rights and recognition
Workers were only able to achieve this fantastic new offer by standing strong and United. Well done Country Road Group workers!