The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 95 million workers in 130 countries, observes and follows with concern about the developments in the food industry of Australia and especially in the fast food sector.
The fast-food restaurant brands, including some of the biggest and more profitable fast-food multinational chains, were denying for weeks the reasonable and fair demands of the fast-food workers regarding their earnings and their working conditions.
The International class-oriented trade union movement salutes the militant response of the fast-food workers, who denied to give in to the employers’ pressures to accept an unfair agreement. The reject of the unacceptable the employers’ offer is a dignified response of the workers, against the profiteering efforts fast-food restaurant brands to trap them in a deadlocked process in order to reduce their demands.
We express our solidarity to the strikes and the protests which were organized during the last days and we call the fast-food workers, both the skilled ones and the unskilled ones to continue their struggles for the covering of their contemporary needs and demands. The international class-oriented trade union movement assures the working class of Australia that can always rely on the support and solidarity of the WFTU.