About 30 workers protested outside the Unilever offices in Melbourne on March 7 as part of an international day of action. They were there to draw attention to the fact that Unilever have knowingly poisoned many of their workers in South India.
Members of Australia Asia worker Links (AAWL) joined supporters of Union Solidarity and representatives from many unions including the MUA, AMWU, CWU, NUW and UNITE to highlight Unilever’s appalling practices.
After a few speeches two delegates from the Australian trade union movement delivered a letter of protest to Unilever management. It was noted that with the money and effort that Unilever had spent worldwide to counter the protests they could have paid for compensation to the victims of the poisoning.