Workers are on indefinite strike at Singleton's Boom Logistics' depot

UNHAPPY: Karl Hitchcock, Cory Wright (AMWU), Leigh Shears (Hunter Workers), Bob De Stefano and Dragan Nakic at the protest in Townhead Park
UNHAPPY: Karl Hitchcock, Cory Wright (AMWU), Leigh Shears (Hunter Workers), Bob De Stefano and Dragan Nakic at the protest in Townhead Park

Workers at Boom Logistics Singleton depot went on strike on Monday,October 22  and to highlight their industrial campaign they have held protests first at Townhead Park on Thursday and then on Friday morning on the New England Highway near Pirtek Park.

Boom describes itself as a‘national industrial services group that provides superior crane logistics and lifting solutions to Australian Industry’ and the company employs 23 permanent staff in Singleton.

Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), construction division, state organiser Mark Cross said the workers had decided to take strike against because they had run out patience with the company over pay and work conditions. “We have been in negotiations with Boom at the Fair Work Commission for 10 months trying to get the company top agree to paying their workers industry comparable rate,” he said.

FRUSTRATED: Mark Cross, state organiser, construction division CFMEU at Townhead Park protest last week.

FRUSTRATED: Mark Cross, state organiser, construction division CFMEU at Townhead Park protest last week.

“But we have got nowhere with the company so we have been forced to take this action.”

Boom Logistic workers and their supporters protest in Townhead Park at the company's failure to negotiation on wages.

Boom Logistic workers and their supporters protest in Townhead Park at the company's failure to negotiation on wages.