Saturday, November 24, 2007

As reported way back when here at Molly's Blog workers at the Australian brewer Foster's Yatala plant just south of Brisbane have been struggling for union rights since last July. Management at the plant stubbornly refuses to recognize or engage in negotiations with the union despite the fact that on September 3 workers voted overwhelmingly to reject management's proposed non-union contract. The workers at this brewery have begun a series of rotating 4 hour work stoppages to press their point home. management has retaliated by offers bribes (sign-on bonuses) to those who will sign the non-union contract and by hiring new employees in an attempt to dilute the union support. The Foster's workers have asked for international email support before, and they are doing it again. Tell Foster's to respect the Yatala workers' choice for a union agreement and start good faith collective bargaining negotiations with their union representatives. To join this campaign go to or

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