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WHEN: TODAY 12 pm Thursday 4 March 2021

WHERE: McCormick Foods, Cnr Fairbank Rd and Brady Ave, Clayton South

WHAT: ACTU Secretary Sally McManus and Senator for Victoria Jess Walsh visit McCormick workers on day seven of their indefinite industrial action. Sauce and spice maker McCormick workers have gone five years with no wage increase and are currently being offered zero per cent with cuts to their conditions. These McCormick workers leading the fight for respect for essential food workers are today joined by the wider Victorian community.

WHO: Sally McManus will be speaking on the damaging impacts of wage stagnation in Australia and Jess Walsh will call on McCormick to sit down and make a fair offer.

Attributable to Sally McManus, ACTU Secretary:

“Workers from McCormick have worked tirelessly throughout the trying conditions of the pandemic to make sure supermarkets were stocked, and Australians were fed. No wage increase in five years and employers pushing for an EBA that would roll conditions back is absolutely appalling.”

Attributable to Jess Walsh, Senator for Victoria:

“McCormick workers have continued to put food on our shelves and done everything they were asked during tough times. It’s a disgrace they’ve had a pay freeze for five years and the company now wants to cut their penalty rates. I’m here today to call on McCormick to sit down and make a fair offer.”

NOTE: Everyone attending this event will be expected to adhere to the COVID Safe Plan in place at the site.



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