Visy strikers arrested

Victoria Police confirmed to ProPrint that 29 men were arrested at the site yesterday morning.

Lorraine Cassin, AMWU national secretary of the printing division, told ProPrint the men were arrested while maintaining a picket line across the entrance to the Dandenong facility as several trucks attempted to access the site.

Cassin added that the union would resume negotiations with Visy at 7.30am today.

“We’re looking forward to the negotiations,” she said.

The action is part of an indefinite strike at Visy sites in Victoria and NSW which began on 3 December.

The union is seeking an agreement that includes staggered pay increases over the next three years, as well as a “comprehensive dispute resolution clause” and a “heat policy that protects workers during days of extreme heat”.

Visy has refused to comment on the strike or negotiations.

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