NUW offering a BBQ lunch to Salmat workers Salmat is an Australian outsourced call centre company – the kind of place that’s at the forefront of new ways of organising work, and notoriously hard to organise. This is a business model that is expanding a …

Walton Pantland Oceania, NUW,
NUW offering a BBQ lunch to Salmat workers

NUW offering a BBQ lunch to Salmat workers

Salmat is an Australian outsourced call centre company – the kind of place that’s at the forefront of new ways of organising work, and notoriously hard to organise. This is a business model that is expanding across the world, and typically sees young and other marginalised workers trapped in precarious, low wage emplyment.

But Australian general union the National Union of Workers is determined to organise Salmat and fight for better conditions for workers there. Unionisation is the only way we can turn around the growth in low paid, precarious work.

Workers at Salmat are joining up to the NUW because they want better pay and better conditions, which are currently significantly less than industry standards.

The NUW decided to spend some time with Salmat workers and offer them a BBQ lunch and a chat about joining the union.

The NUW says:

“Salmat is currently a non-union site, but with the passionate workers we met today, it won’t be for long!”


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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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