Story: Freight and warehousing

Warehouse dispute

Warehouse dispute

Warehousing is a critical – and often overlooked – part of goods distribution. In 2006, a lockout of 500 warehouse workers employed by supermarket giant Progressive Enterprises drew public attention to warehousing. Progressive’s warehouses were open seven days a week, receiving and sending goods to 165 supermarkets and food stores. The dispute over pay rates took nearly a month to resolve, during which mini-distribution centres were set up in supermarket car parks, and shoppers found gaps on the shelves.

Using this item

National Distribution Union

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , 'Freight and warehousing - The 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23472/warehouse-dispute (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by Matthew Wright and Megan Cook , published 11 Mar 2010