Coles sacks all un-vaxxed staff, clearing the way to shop exclusively at IGA
from the Spectator
Coles sacked the last of its unvaccinated staff at the beginning of this year, long after state mandates fell and other industries began allowing the so-called mavericks of the workforce back into the office. The move, along with other supermarket giants, saw thousands of Australians unceremoniously dumped, many of them single mothers or from struggling households.
‘Shop safe at Coles’ is something that looks good printed in big letters across double-page ads to those still suffering from anxiety hangovers. Just don’t ask too many questions about the health logic, given unvaccinated people can shop in the store, but not stand behind the counter.
Speaking of corporate virtue signalling.
The same company turned around this week and announced it would be offering its trans and gender-diverse employees ten extra days of paid leave for the purpose of ‘gender affirmation’. ‘Affirmation’ is a hazy term that Coles describes as ‘any process’ that relates to the act of gender affirmation including surgical, social, legal, or medical action. Leave could be granted for anything from an appointment with a lawyer through to full surgery.
Gender Affirmation Leave was timed to coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia – one of the dozens of days and months dedicated to a sexual preference or pronouns.
Coles Chief Legal and Safety Officer, David Brewster, (who also serves as the Chairman of the Pride Steering Committee), released a statement.
‘We know that we have at least 900 team members who identify as transgender or gender diverse. We need to have proper policy and education in this area so there is clear guidance around taking leave for this important transition in their life.’
Coles attached a long and bizarre ‘gender affirming’ statement that seems a little over the top for employment that largely involves stacking shelves and pushing trolleys. Its headings include ‘encouraging you to be your authentic self’ and ‘developing our Pride Team member network’ – which doesn’t sound like something employers should concern themselves with.
This move, described as ‘way ahead of politicians’ (add to that logic, reason, and fairness) is meant to be an action against ‘trans hate’. 2022 has transitioned into a world where an employer who is not constantly, publicly, and (preferably financially) ‘affirming’ an employee they must, by default, hate them. For most of human history, workers preferred their employers to keep their noses out of any private medical business.
‘You’ll be supported as the gender with which you identify, wear the clothes or uniform of your affirmed gender, use the toilets and change rooms of your affirmed gender and be referred to by the name of your affirmed gender too,’ read a statement, issued by Coles.
The statement leans heavily toward sentiments of anti-discrimination and equity – which is fine, one is simply left to wonder where this emotionally sensitive Coles hurt-feelings committee was when it was ruthlessly sacking unvaccinated staff who simply wanted to keep their jobs and their body autonomy at the same time. Coles went one step further, attempting to impose its vaccination policies on unrelated suppliers, contractors, partners, and anyone working onsite.
And no. If you’re an employee with a non-gender related medical or emotional issue, you’ll have to plan ahead and sacrifice some of your holiday leave when you run out of the standard state-sanctioned medical allotment. No one is going to give you a Woke Virtue point for a hip replacement.
Only unpatriotic morons shop at Woolies
Letter to the Editor
One person gets/spreads Disease, Bacteria or maybe disasters like floods, fire, Power outages, or train derailment, road closure and Woolworths or Coles New centralised processing facilities grind to a halt.Hundreds of supermarkets all over Australia could run out of meat, fresh produce and groceries.
*We need local butchers back in the supermarkets for quality fresh guaranteed supply of local Aussie meat.
*We need local Aussie produce back on the supermarket shelves.
*We need quality 100% Aussie made food.
Meat and produce grown in Far North Queensland is now transported to Woolworths centralised processing facilities then sent back to FNQ doing more than 3500km (It’s near rotten before we can buy it)
Any idiot can see Woolworths end game here.
A) Monopolize the industry.
B) Price control local small business.
C) Dissolve market enterprise.
C) Force contract control on suppliers.
D) Centralisation of meat and produce processing facilities and distribution.
In my opinion Woolworths & Coles BIG plan is exporting quality Australian grown meat and produce overseas and import substandard second or third grade meat and produce for Australian supermarket shelves.
(Pork is already over 70% imported from China, Europe and USA)
Aussie’s have been asked to help and support local Australian farmers for years and in return is this what happens?
It appears the health departments are asleep at the wheel. If you think Covid is bad wait until our food has disease and bacteria (Remember the frozen Nana’s berries made in China that Thousands of Aussie’s got Hepatitis in 2015 ! *In 2016 10,202 or 6.5% of Deaths in Australia had Hepatitis)
The government should be watching this closely but they are having to much fun spreading fear with this bloody Covid crap or climate change (ABC), always a diversion while big corporations are playing with Australian food supplies.
Did anyone notice that all the big Virtue signalling donors to our major political parties sush as Woolworths, Coles, Bunnings etc also government employees NEVER LOST A CENT DURING COVID, Some actually doubled or tripled profits and wages.
(Fair dinkum Aussie’s can smell a rat)
Coles and Woolworths will get a hike in income from FWC ruling much to the detriment of farmers
CHANGES to a farm worker Industrial Relations Award means that fruit pickers will now receive a guaranteed minimum wage but Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, says the farmers will bear the brunt of an increase in costs in the supermarket as a result.
“The decision by the Fair Work Commission to provide a minimum wage for farm workers is a good decision because it will encourage people to become farm workers and not have to get everyone from overseas.
“Having said that, cost structures have to be born by the farmers – they can’t pass it on.
“We have only two or three people that sell fruit and vegetables in Australia and combined they have over 75 percent of the market. They pay the farmers whatever they feel like paying the farmers.”
Mr Katter said that farm incomes from the supermarkets giants had barely changed in the last 30 years ago but the price of food to the consumer has skyrocketed more than 250 percent.
“The real problem here is that the farmers had their collective bargaining rights taken off them. For the workers, this is a good thing that they have got their bargaining rights, but the farmers don’t have their bargaining rights because the National Party deregulated most of their industries.
“So yes, the workers can and should be given a better go but the people who are going to be punished here are the farmers and the benefit to the consumer, is nil.
“There is a as much chance of the supermarket giants passing on that charge and giving it to the farmers as I have got of becoming a beetle rider from Booroola.
“So, Mr Government, give back to the farmers their right to collectively bargain. The workers have that right and they should have it and the farmers should have it.
“You took it off them and they’ve been screwed through the floor. There were 270,000 of them, now there is a 160,000 of them. What a cruelty. What a cruelty. And the Australian people are paying the price.
“All those changes, clearly, we know who profited by them. It wasn’t the worker. It wasn’t the consumer, and it most certainly wasn’t the farmer.”
Andrews’ assault against medium to small business follows Antifa’s US plan
THE upmarket Arcobar café-bar run by businessman Franz Madlener in Moorabbin, Melbourne, is what one might call a small to medium sized business, turning over a few hundred thousand dollars a year, and employing half a dozen or more staff.
These “middle class” business that represent tens of thousands of jobs in Victoria, have been targeted by the socialist/fascist thug Dan Andrews under his phony COVID police state lockdown. This has also been the standard practice of Democrat governors across the US.
They are happy to have their corporate sponsors like Target, Woolworths, Coles and Bunnings open, but not the small to medium-sized enterprises, who they claim are non-essential.
So should we be surprised that this café owner was attacked, Antifa-style, by rock-throwing, brain-dead “I Stand With Dan” thugs when Madlener indulged in some light-hearted politics?
Madlener had merely put up a good-humoured, tongue-in-cheek sign advising Andrews supporters they would be charged a dollar extra. The sign went viral across the web and news channels.
But the humourless I Stand With Dan crowd who love their slavery, would have none of this and abused and threatened staff and threw rocks through one of the café windows, forcing Madlener to employ security guards overnight.
But yesterday Melbourne freedom supporters turned up to buy up coffee and food to give the business it’s best day of trade since last Christmas.
“In the last 24 hours, I guess since this sign’s gone viral, the level of abuse and vile anger and personal attacks on the business, me and the staff yesterday, was completely over the top,” he told media.
Melbourne’s COVID dictatorship has forbidden cafés and other small businesses like Arcobar from having customers, unlike the big corporate supermarkets and hardware stores that have been open all the time for business, capitalizing on the closures of small business.
While Arcobar has been able to conduct takeaway trade throughout the lockdown period it has lost “a couple of hundred thousand dollars during this period”, Madlener said.
In an act of despicable condescension towards the “unessential” small business people, Andrews and his regime announced last Sunday cafes could have 10 customers at a time in two weeks – but only with the added new burden of ludicrous and oppressive so-called COVID-safe plans.
Liberal Party’s cashless society now moving fast as supermarkets refuse cash
Totally compromised banker’s man PM Scott Morrison, rushes in a ban on cash that has nothing whatsoever to do with alleged Covid 19 infected banknotes or tax evasion. The ABC and MSM are supporting the NWO takeover with their fake news
Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, has expressed his disgust on the back of the announcement that some inner-city supermarkets will no longer be accepting cash.
“A proposal by one of the supermarket chains to go cashless?” Mr Katter said in disbelief when first confronted with the news.
“Once cash vanishes then you become the puppet of the banks,” said Mr Katter.
“A cashless society means the only way you can buy anything is if the bank approves it and four banks encompass 90% of Australia’s transactions.”
“If we Australians are stupid enough to trust 4 giant corporations and their puppets, the Federal Government, then we are really stupid people.”
“Australian currency is owned by the people, not the banks.”
Mr Katter’s tirade follows a major supermarket informing the public that, from yesterday, they would no longer be accepting cash payments at six more inner city stores in Melbourne and Sydney. This is on top of the six stores that began the trial in July this year.
“The concentration of power here is really scary,” Mr Katter added.
“The giant supermarket chains have destroyed owner operator businesses across Australia.”
“This is the first step onto a slippery slope, and it will be absolutely disastrous, at a time when people are trying to desperately to get their money out of the banks and financial institutions.”
“I will lead the first demonstration in the first store that they attempt to do it!”
Cairnsnews advises voters in the upcoming Queensland election on October 31 to vote for a KAP candidate or you will go down with the Admiralty law ship. If valid, corporation law would prosecute Queensland Inc for trading while insolvent. The state is hopelessly bankrupt yet the knucklehead Premier and the equally silly Opposition Leader, bereft of any intelligence have taken election pork-barreling to such lofty heights the Reserve Bank will have to print money non-stop for the next two years.
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Total economic collapse is real in 2016
Financial experts predict there is much worse to come. They say get prepared!
The banks and governments are now trying to devise a foolproof system for street people and the unemployed to allow them access to social security payments while living on the streets. The cashless economy is on the way. A recent example of the consequences for an electronically controlled society hit home at the far northern Queensland mining town of Weipa. A green initiative of Rio Tinto is to supplement the town’s diesel-driven power generator by switching over to electricity from a large solar installation the company constructed earlier this year.
When making the switchover the solar system failed and the normal power supply shut down. Woolworths, the only food outlet at Weipa, was forced to close its doors for nearly two hours. People already in the shop were asked to leave and the doors were shut behind them. The cash registers and barcode readers could not function, the refrigeration stopped working, the lights and air conditioning failed. This is how the governments of the future will control a cashless society. When the citizens object to more and more fascist policies of the ALP and LNP, the ‘government’ will force Woolworths, Coles and the banks to drop their security shutters’, turn off the power and without cash to buy produce direct from farmers, people will starve.
If the power is turned off across the city, no EFTPOS machines can work. No cash, no food!
Woolworths backs the great Islamic scam, Halal
Larry Pickering, one of this nation’s greatest journalists!
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow
WOOLLIES’ WOOLLY THINKING ON A T-SHIRT
… but clear on halal scam
Has Woolworths just given Aussies the best reason yet to shop elsewhere? An Aussie flag with the words “Love it or leave” is a statement directed at those in the Islamic community who say we are unworthy hosts and want us liquidated, but it is also directed at anyone who feels the same way regardless of race.
The T-shirt was pulled from Woollies’ shelves after the Greens’ Adam Bandt made an official complaint of racism. ORIGINAL POST: Just seen on Twitter: Woolworths in Cairns are reportedly selling these singlets (tweet from George Craig, @heartsR4Love). Divisive and ridiculous — these should be pulled immediately. Team Bandt.
It appears Woollies has a problem discerning racism from patriotism and immediately responded with this blustering apology: “It has come to our attention that two Woolworths stores were inadvertently stocking a singlet that we consider totally unacceptable. The singlet was not one we ordered. It was delivered to us in error and should never been allowed on our shelves. We will review our processes to ensure this sort of error cannot happen again. As soon as we were made aware we immediately withdrew the product from our shelves. The sentiment expressed on the singlet does not reflect the views of Woolworths. Woolworths has a policy of ‘Doing the Right Thing’ which means we believe in fostering an environment where everyone is treated with dignity, courtesy and respect.” – Woolworths.
What a load of frog droppings! Apart from having no moral interest in anything other than making money, Woolworths is also telling fibs, it DID indeed order the singlet because it is impossible to get anything on a Woolworths’ shelf without an order.
“Woollies” is Australia’s largest supermarket operator, and owns these stores: Safeway, Big W liquor retailers, Woolworths/Safeway Liquor barns, BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Cellarmasters, Langtons, plus 316 hotels, Caltex Woolworths/Safeway (Caltex Australia has over 500 outlets), 75% of Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group and 67% of Danks.
Woolworths is also Australia’s largest peddler of misery with 13,480 poker machines. It is Australia’s largest alcohol and tobacco retailer and gives preference to suppliers who are halal certified.
Woolworths is actively promoting and assisting in the halal extortion racket, the greatest ever fraud perpetrated on Aussie shoppers, and if it doesn’t realise these millions in funds are used to finance overseas Islamic terrorism, then it’s been living under a rock.
Is it any wonder Woolworths objects to anything patriotic? So we’ve made available right here a Tshirt (pictured) that Woolworths and the Greens will find thoroughly objectionable and racist!
But going by various polls, Team Bandt and Woollies are on their own!
Laws smash supermarket giants’ stranglehold on Aussie industries, communities
17 June 2013: LAWS to smash the supermarket giants stranglehold on Australia’s grocery retailing and food production industries were introduced to Parliament today by KAP Federal Leader and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter.
Mr Katter has challenged the corporate-controlled ALP-LNP parties to respect the overwhelming majority of the Aussie people’s wishes to rein in the inexorable march of the supermarket oligopoly, by voting for his Reducing Supermarket Dominance Bill 2013.
The legislation forces the supermarket giants to reduce their colossal market share to no more than 20 per cent each within six years, with a Food Retailing Commissioner ensuring compliance or hefty fines.
“The Americans are screaming blue murder because WalMart and their competitor have now reached about 23 per cent market share. Here we have two supermarkets with a market share of over 80 per cent, so if they decide to cut down the amount of money they are going to pay farmers and jack up the price to the consumers, they can, because there is no competition,” said Mr Katter.
“We have to preserve what little competition weve got left so that we can get a fair go. It is vitally important to head off the untrammelled greed of the supermarket giants.
“Because once they have obliterated all other retail competition, along with our food production industries that can’t compete with cheap overseas labour and an artificially inflated Aussie dollar, thanks to our successive free-market obsessed governments, then they will be able to charge us whatever they want for inferior product.
“The KAPs supermarket laws are among three legislative pillars introduced by Mr Katter in a bid to restore power to Australia’s food producers, small businesses and consumers against the might of a supermarket share concentration unseen anywhere else in the world.”
Also currently before the parliament are Mr Katter’s Imported Food Warning Labels Bill 2013, to warn consumers that food imported from other countries could be produced in conditions that pose tis to human health; as well as the Dairy Industry (Drinking Milk) Bill 2011 to give dairy farmers decimated by the supermarket giants milk price wars and governments’ industry deregulation, the right to collectively bargain for a fair price.
And nothing whatsoever is being done by the Australian Government, Mr Katter said.
“This has been going on for far too long. The history books will read that the people who served in this House from 1991 2013 should hang their heads in shame because they sat on their hands when they had a chance to protect the second most important commodity on Earth behind water, our food.
“So while MPs bicker over who should lead; the consumers are forking out more for food, and food producers and farmers are annihilated in the process,” said Mr Katter.