MR - Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Launched

Today marks the launch of the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union.

“We are proud to announce the establishment of a dynamic new national union to represent the interests of retail and fast food workers in Australia.” Said Josh Cullinan, Secretary of the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union.

Over the past eighteen months the shocking workplace deals of Coles and McDonalds have been exposed as ripping off low paid workers. Almost every major retailer and fast food company in Australia have enterprise agreements struck with the SDAEA that collectively strip 500 000 workers of over $300 Million each year.

 

MEDIA RELEASE – 21 November 2016

Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Launched

First Campaign: Taking Back Our Penalty Rates

Today marks the launch of the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union.

“We are proud to announce the establishment of a dynamic new national union to represent the interests of retail and fast food workers in Australia.” Said Josh Cullinan, Secretary of the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union.

Over the past eighteen months the shocking workplace deals of Coles and McDonalds have been exposed as ripping off low paid workers. Almost every major retailer and fast food company in Australia have enterprise agreements struck with the SDAEA that collectively strip 500 000 workers of over $300 Million each year.

“Every day retail and fast food workers have over one million dollars taken from their pay packets,” said Josh Cullinan, Secretary of the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union.

“The dodgy Coles Agreement was quashed 175 days ago. Since then more than $175 million has been taken from retail and fast food workers and nothing has been done to stop it.”

“These workers don’t have anyone in their corner. Everyone, the employers and the SDA, is lined up to stop them getting their penalty rates back.” Said Josh Cullinan.

“That ends today. We will take back our penalty rates.”

“As we grow we will take back the penalty rates that have been taken from us.” Said Mr Cullinan. 

Press Conference – 11am AEDST – 8 Hr Monument, Corner Russel & Victoria Streets, Melbourne

            Josh Cullinan, Siobhan Kelly and Michael Johnstone will be making the announcement.

Weblinks:

www.raffwu.org.au

www.pozible.com/project/raffwu

Media Enquiries:

Josh Cullinan, Secretary, jcullinan@raffwu.org.au

 

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Incorporated is a registered Australian body under the Corporations Act. Membership is open to eligible workers in the retail and fast food sectors in accordance with our Rules. We are led by Josh Cullinan, James Searle and Siobhan Kelly with a fantastic team of activists. More information is available on our website at www.raffwu.org.au