Facebook Pixel
The Quicky

Why Does My Supermarket Still Have Empty Shelves?


We all remember the chaos and uncertainty at the start of the pandemic, when panic buying made it near impossible to buy toilet paper and all sorts of other essential products.

Now after two years of living with Covid-19, supermarket shelves are suddenly bare once again, but why?

The Quicky speaks to two men who represent the workers who are doing everything they can from the field to the supermarkets to try and fill those empty shelves about why our supply chains have broken down, and what we can and should be doing to fix them.


Host: Claire Murphy

With thanks to: 

Mick Power - Logistics Coordinator for the United Workers Union, which represents over 150,000 members across 45 different industries, including farm, dairy and poultry

Michael Kaine - National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union (TWU)

Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri

Subscribe to The Quicky at... https://mamamia.com.au/the-quicky/


Got a topic you'd like us to cover? Send us an email at thequicky@mamamia.com.au


Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 

Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.