Streets workers in social media protest

September 29, 2017
Streets owner, Unilever, wants to cut ice-cream workers' conditions at its Minto factory.

Hundreds of Streets ice-cream workers have been told they risk disciplinary action if they protest on social media about the company’s threats to cut their pay and conditions.

Streets owner Unilever has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the enterprise agreement at its Minto plant in south-western Sydney, a move that sparked the AMWU social media campaign against the company.

If they were put back on the award, workers would lose up to 46% of their pay, as well as limits on overtime; annual, personal, parental and compassionate leave; redundancy conditions; and protection against use of labour hire and contractors.

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