Workers at Pampas voted to accept a revised company offer and return to work.
This is a historic win. Workers at Pampas stood strong for four weeks on strike. This was a struggle against casualisation. Workers at Pampas backed each other all the way. Workers at Pampas said all workers need job security, all workers need sick leave, all workers need access to paid time off. All workers are equal.
Thank you to all the community supporters that signed the petition, donated money, sent messages and came down to Footscray to support workers on strike.
UPDATE: Pampas workers are in week THREE of their strike and the company hasn't reached out! Send them a message that they can't treat workers like this!
Workers at pastry and pie maker Pampas, which is owned by billion-dollar company Goodman Fielder, are on strike because their employer refuses to provide secure jobs to casuals who have been employed as labour-hire for almost two decades on lower wages and worse conditions.
Pampas' employees, who are predominately migrant workers, are asking for secure jobs and a fair wage increase - they only earn $27 an hour and are struggling to make ends meet with the soaring cost of living.
We are asking that Gurpreet, CEO of Goodman Fielder, step in and stop management from treating these workers with disrespect.
Why is this important?
Workers at Pampas have been languishing on labour-hire contracts, working full time, for 10, 15 and up to 20 years whilst being overlooked for permanent positions.
Migrant workers like those at Pampas are the backbone of our food manufacturing industry. Workers across Australia are doing it tough, they need fair wages and secure jobs to survive.
Pampas needs to come to the table and offer these workers a fair deal now.