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Dairy workers strike causes milk rationing at some Victorian stores

Customers at some grocery stores in Melbourne are being limited in how much milk they are able to purchase amid concerns of a milk shortage.

Some shoppers were limited to buying two bottles of milk on Wednesday.

It comes as 1400 workers from four major dairy retailers joined 150 dairy transport workers in walking off the job in the fight for better pay.

Retailers called for consumers to stay calm and not to panic buy.

Some retailers said they are concerned the milk shortage could see a return to COVID-era panic buying.