ETU Victoria State Secretary Troy Gray has formally thanked the Queensland and NT branch for its support during the CUB55 dispute.
In a letter to Acting State Secretary Peter Ong, Mr Gray said the “unrelenting solidarity” of Queensland Members and Officials was instrumental in the CUB55 holding the line for the six months until their demands were met in December:
PDF: Troy Gray Letter CUB55
CUB dispute ends in Union victory
December 19, 2016
The ETU and AMWU announced this week that they reached agreement to end the dispute with the maintenance workforce at the Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne, Victoria.
As part of the agreement, all picketing workers have been invited to return to work at their previous positions at the Abbotsford brewery on fair and decent union terms and conditions, which provide job security to the workers. All parties agreed to productivity and efficiency improvements that will be implemented at the brewery. CUB and the Unions have mapped out a better approach based on mutual respect, productivity and a shared passion to make the best beers with the best skilled workers.
The ETU and AMWU have called for an immediate end of the ongoing boycott and are encouraging their supporters to return to drinking the full range of CUB beers and ciders.
All parties are pleased to resolve this dispute and to refocus their attention on working together to brew the best beers in Victoria.
The Queensland and NT branch of the ETU would like to thank all Members who took action in solidarity with the CUB55 picket.