“Workers are paid a few cents more than the minimum wage. They just want a living wage to deal with the rising cost of living, they can’t even afford the groceries they’re selling,” he said.
“We want to see each time a worker is assaulted or abused to be treated like a crime. The level of abuse, threats intimidation and assaults is unprecedented and outrageous and the employers are not lifting a finger to stop it.
“We also want to see casual workers getting ongoing jobs. They just want to be able to have more hours in their contract to rely on and mega companies making mega profits should be able to provide that.”
While thousands are participating nationwide, Woolies have said they do not expect the strike to affect their usual operations.
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