For 20 years the SDA and McDonald’s have teamed up to make dodgy back room deals which smash worker rights.
In October 2018 we exposed the ruthless churn of young workers perpetrated by McDonald's to save through exploitative junior rates. Check out the ABC 7:30 Report on our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RAFFWU/videos/483931738772472/
In November 2018 we exposed the outrageous practice of not providing rest breaks - with over 90% of workers reporting they don't get minimum 10 minute paid rest/drink breaks for four hour or longer shifts. Take our special survey here: https://www.raffwu.org.au/mcdonalds_paid_breaks_survey
In December 2018 we launched our campaign to bring back the 10 minute rest breaks and members who have RAFFWU list their store are already winning. In January 2019 we exposed the ruthless attack on workers by McDonald's with threats of banning workers insisting on their 10 minute breaks from accessing toilets or water. See more here: https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/hope-to-god-you-don-t-get-thirsty-maccas-warns-workers-about-breaks-20190109-p50qbu.html
We fought back with the first ever rally by Australian workers at McDonald's which was reported across media outlets: https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/staff-far-from-mchappy-about-breaks/news-story/09cad464bb7f6847be833e0638b76a15
We're leading the #maccasrevolution - get on board!
Our team is led by McDonald's workers and expert negotiators. Now head office has agreed with RAFFWU and all McDonald's workers are entitled to go to the toilet or have a drink whenever you need to as well as paid 10 minute breaks for 4 hour or longer shifts. Them agreeing with us won't get it fixed in your store though so if you aren't getting the breaks, get on board and we'll help fix it.
We've Brought Maccas to the Bargaining Table - Appoint a Fighting Union as Your Representative
McDonald's have agreed to bargain and its the first time workers have a choice. You can choose to have a fighting union behind you. You can appoint RAFFWU to be your union at the bargaining table.
Right now the vast majority of McDonald's workers are earning less than minimum award wages and all have reduced workplace rights. Every deal done in the past took your rights away. We are bringing them back. We've already done it at Domino's Pizza and Coles Supermarkets and we will keep doing it until all workers in retail and fast food take back their rights.
The minimum Award rights include:
- 25% casual loading (paid in addition to penalty rates below)
- 25% Saturday loading
- 35% Sunday loading (50% for supervisors and for the year prior to 1/7/18 was 45% for others)
- free uniforms
- uniform allowance where your uniform isn't washed for you
- consultation over major changes
- part-time worker rights to minimum weekly hours and set days of work with start and finish times known and not changed without agreement
These conditions and more were smashed by the exploitative deal done by SDA and McDonald's. They will try again but this is our chance to return these conditions and more.
Join RAFFWU and appoint RAFFWU as your bargaining representative. Let's do this together.
Some media articles about the exploitation include: