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Victory to the workers at General Mills!

Striking workers and community at General Mills Rooty Hill

Striking workers and community at General Mills Rooty Hill

Workers at General Mills, who manufacture popular brands Old El Paso and Latina Fresh Pasta, have won their fight with the company and secured a deal that will see ALL conditions maintained, a wage increase of almost 9% over three years back paid to Feb 11, a $1500 bonus and protection for all labour hire casuals and contractors who participated in the strike!

When 90 General Mills UWU members started this strike on June 4, workers were facing an average pay rise of 1.5%. cuts to their conditions and new clauses that could see them forced to work more over the weekend.

Union members all over the country had their backs, raising $35,000 for a strike support fund, handing out flyers to shoppers outside supermarkets letting people know that we were choosing to #PassOnOldElPaso until General Mills did the right thing.

Here are just some of the beautiful displays of solidarity from worker activists and their communities last week!

The UWU members at General Mills told their bosses “our wages are nacho plaything”. Wage justice was well pasta due. They really gave us something to taco ‘bout.

OK we’ll stop.

Bottom line is, Old El Paso and Latina pastas are back on the menu at union homes across Australia. Felicidades, UWU Members!

Workers at General Mills, who manufacture popular brands Old El Paso and Latina Fresh Pasta, have won their fight with the company and secured  a deal that will see ALL conditions maintained, a wage increase of almost 9% over three years back paid to Feb 11, a $1500 bonus and protection for all labour hire casuals and contractors who participated in the strike!

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