After working hard throughout the pandemic as essential food industry workers, members of the IUF affiliate United Workers Union (UWU) went on strike today (June 4) in Rooty Hill, New South Wales, Australia for decent wages and fair treatment.
- Despite being essential in the pandemic, General Mills is refusing to make casual workers, some working 5+ years in insecure jobs, permanent
- In an announcement to investors and analysts in March 2021, it was clear that all this hard work created value for shareholders: “In Europe and Australia, third quarter  organic net sales grew 7%, primarily driven by growth in Old El Paso Mexican Food and Haagen-Dazs retail ice cream…third quarter [Europe & Australia] segment operating profit increased 24% in constant currency”
- IUF affiliates are mobilizing to support the strike at General Mills in Rooty Hill
Click here to sign the petition in support of UWU General Mills workers!
IUF General Secretary Sue Longley stated, “General Mills workers in Australia work hard, sales and profits grow, and still they must fight for fair wages and permanent jobs? The IUF stands in solidarity with the brave strikers in Rooty Hill.”