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Work Stoppages Continue at Foster's in Support of Union Rights

Posted to the IUF website 19-Nov-2007

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Unions at the Australian brewer Foster's have continued their fight for a union collective agreement at the company's Yatala plant, south of Brisbane, Queensland, with another round of rolling 4-hour work stoppages held 4 times last week.

The Yatala plant management continues to seek to impose a non-union agreement, most recently resorting to sign-on bonuses and hiring new employees to dilute the pro-union vote. These tactics have failed to weaken the workers' resolve, and unions have announced that the industrial action will continue. Yatala workers started actions with a first walkout on October 5.

Watch Yatala workers' walkout on 5 October 2007

International support has strengthened the union campaign. Tell Foster's to respect the Yatala workers' choice for a union agreement and start good faith collective bargaining negotiations with their union representatives - click here to send a message to Foster's management!