Woolworths Barnawartha – or ‘The Big Shed’ as it is known – is a retail distribution warehouse for Woolworths between Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, and is located 15km south of Wodonga. Woolies Barnawartha delegates and Health and Safety Reps (HSRs) …

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Woolworths Barnawartha – or ‘The Big Shed’ as it is known – is a retail distribution warehouse for Woolworths between Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, and is located 15km south of Wodonga.

Woolies Barnawartha delegates and Health and Safety Reps (HSRs) met with Worksafe Health and Safety investigators yesterday in what was a productive meeting and thorough investigation into the Worksafe decision to cancel a Provisional Improvement Notice. Worksafe have indicated a decision should be reached tomorrow.

Today’s latest development has seen Woolworths attack three delegates who participated in the Worksafe meeting yesterday by giving them a verbal warning.

The ongoing harassment and intimidation of Delegates and HSRs has reached a new low.

The NUW will stand together with Delegates and HSRs who fight for a safer workplace.


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