Wednesday, December 07, 2016

ACTU – CUB Workers Victory

Six months ago, the 55 workers who maintain the CUB brewery in Abbotsford were sacked and offered their jobs back with a 65% pay cut.

They refused to accept this. And it’s ordinary people from every corner of this country who have stood with them. Thousands of people have refused to drink CUB and have spread the word in their local communities, from Darwin to Grafton and from Cairns to Geelong.

These efforts turned #BoycottCUB into the biggest consumer boycott of our generation.

Alongside the 55 workers and their unions who refused to give up, it worked. The new management at CUB accepted all of the demands of the 55.

Help us to celebrate this historic win for working people – please share this graphic and include

Wondering what drink to celebrate with? CUB beer will now be proudly union-made at the Abbotsford brewery again. Cheers to that.

Our efforts show that no matter how strong a company thinks it is, if it chooses to treat its workers badly, we can stand together and can beat anyone.

If another company tries this on we’re ready.

Make sure you are too: sign up to volunteer with Australian Unions and keep fighting with us for decent jobs.

In solidarity,

Dave Oliver
ACTU Secretary

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