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Australia: Industrial action at McCain plant

Workers at Smithton’s McCain Foods are poised to take industrial action as part of negotiating for a new enterprise agreement. The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has been leading negotiations with McCain for around 75 workers at the plant, which processes potatoes into frozen french fries. “Taking industrial action was never our preferred option, but workers feel that they’ve been left with no choice,” AMWU Tasmanian secretary John Short said in a statement last week. More

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