Nationwide, over 1500 workers in the Coles meat sections will be made redundant, the supermarket has announced. The entire butcher and meat departments are being closed down in favour of pre-packaged meat on the shelves.

The Meat Industry Employees Union has come out against this decision, saying that Coles has made a decision that is cruel to some of its most loyal employees.

Produced By: Declan Hoare

Featured In Story: Matthew Journeaux – Acting Federal Secretary for the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 7 October 2021