Wage scandals spawn new union for fast food and retail workers



By Ruth Cooper

A new union for retail and fast food workers has launched with a campaign to bring back penalty rates.

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) was founded in the wake of several wage scandals, including one that RAFFWU secretary Josh Cullinan helped unearth.

According to RAFFWU, enterprise agreements struck between major retailers and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (more commonly known as the Shoppies) are collectively stripping 500,000 workers of over $300 million each year.


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This story first appeared in RetailBiz.

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