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To: Daniel Moorfield, President, McCormick & Company

McCormick: Treat your workers with respect!

After almost six weeks on strike, United Workers Union members at McCormick voted to accept a new offer from the company. For five years McCormick has worked to slash hard-won conditions and offered a 0% pay rise. After almost six weeks on strike, McCormick workers have managed to retain all the conditions and won a fair pay rise.

The offer includes:
- Retaining ALL previous conditions the company wanted to remove including the 4 day week roster
- 9% pay rise across 3 years
- $5000 sign on bonus

From the start, workers knew this was bigger than just one site. This has been a fight for respect for all essential workers who toiled through the pandemic, while their companies made massive profits, only to be told that there was no money for a pay rise and that workers had to accept what they were given. But McCormick workers drew a line in the sand and said enough is enough. This win has shown that when workers stand united, they can win!

Thank you to the more than 1250 people who donated, to the unions who supported workers on the ground and anyone who attended the strike or took action to support these workers!

We are a mighty movement!

We are workers in Clayton, Victoria, who make sauces and spices for McDonald's, KFC, Hungry Jacks and Nandos! We have gone 5 years with no wage increase and now our employer is now offering us a 0% wage increase and cuts to our conditions as well. They are not treating us with respect!

We are calling on McCormick to treat us with respect and come to the table with a FAIR offer that recognises our commitment and sacrifice throughout the pandemic.

Why is this important?

We are essential workers taking indefinite industrial action, without pay, because we are fighting for respect!

We make the sauces and spices that make sure your nuggets aren't dry and that the food at McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, KFC & Nandos is delicious! We even continued to work throughout the pandemic to provide people in Australia the food they crave.

But after working through the pandemic, and suffering through 5 years with no wage increase, our employer, McCormick, is only offering us a 0% pay rise AND cuts to our penalties, meal breaks and more.

McCormick’s is an extremely profitable company and can afford to meet our reasonable demands, but instead they send even more of their profits overseas to the USA.

Let McCormick know that unless they make this right and come to us with a fair resolution, their brand will be tarnished forever!

Updates

2021-04-08 11:47:24 +1000

Petition is successful with 4,513 signatures

2021-03-04 16:43:58 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2021-03-03 13:54:18 +1100

500 signatures reached

2021-03-02 16:25:18 +1100

100 signatures reached

2021-03-02 15:47:03 +1100

50 signatures reached

2021-03-02 15:32:52 +1100

25 signatures reached

2021-03-02 15:25:20 +1100

10 signatures reached