Parmalat workers locked out, fight is on!

Workers in Australia remain under sustained attack by the capitalists, with existing EBAs being threatened with termination.  The latest example of this is Parmalat, owned by Lactalis, the largest dairy manufacturing company in the world. In July 2016, they presented the ETU and AMWU with an enterprise agreement log of claims that represented a major attack on the wage rates and employment conditions at the Echuca site.  When the union said no, Parmalat lodged an application with the Fair Work Commission to terminate the existing EBA.   The workers have been locked out since 18 January, and the Fair Work Commission is due to consider the application on terminating the EBA on 16 and 17 February.