Workers plan to put on shiny pink and solely reply to administration with well-known TV catchphrase ‘nanu nanu’ in weird protest over pay
- Workers at Visy are set to decorate in pink hi-vis and communicate in TV quotes in a protest
- Queensland truckers are unhappy with pay elevate affords at the moment on the desk
- The staff desire a elevate that retains up with the forecast decline of actual wages
Queensland truckers are making ready uncommon industrial motion to focus on their displeasure over a pay rise dispute.
Workers on the Visy glass recycling facility in Queensland had been supplied a two per cent pay rise on Thursday which they refused, demanding an increase of at the least three per cent to maintain up with inflation.
In response, the employees are planning to put on shiny pink hi-vis and reply to administration with a perfunctory ‘Nanu Nanu’ versus howdy.
Visy staff are set to don pink hi-vis and communicate solely in Robin Williams quotes in industrial motion
The Visy staff selected the protest to each be enjoyable but additionally to indicate they had been severe about receiving a pay rise that retains up with inflation (pictured: Queensland truckers protest in 2021 in opposition to pay and circumstances at Toll)
Their requires a elevate in staff wages come because the Reserve Bank warn actual wages might shrink by as much as 3 per cent over the course of the 12 months as inflation grows.
Visy staff will probably additionally interact in a standard strike however director of organising for the Transport Workers Union Queensland, Jared Abbott, instructed the Guardian drivers and employees prioritised a enjoyable motion that might result in some severe discussions.
‘It’s actually only a enjoyable manner for us to have a strike,’ Abbott instructed the publication.
‘I’m not totally certain what was the catalyst (for choosing the phrase) however the group thought it was a good suggestion, and that is the best way democracies work.’
The staff will greet administration with the sign-off ‘Nanu, Nanu’, originating from the as soon as extremely common tv present, Mork and Mindy.
Pictured: Robin Williams as Mork within the hit present ‘Mork and Mindy’ from which the Visy staff will derive their catchcry
Last 12 months truckers turned out in droves to protest pay and circumstances at Toll (pictured)
Robin William’s character used the phrase to log out on the finish of every episode. At the peak of the present’s recognition the phrase was usually utilized in on a regular basis dialog amongst followers.
‘They need the corporate to know they’re severe and we’re prepared to provide them a possibility to do the suitable factor. Otherwise, we’ll should escalate.’
The union reportedly rejected an earlier supply of 1 and a half per cent and submitted to the Fair Work Commission to take motion this week.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Visy for remark.