The Streets Boycott Has Ended, So Go Enjoy A Golden Gaytime
Just in time for summer.
Good news! Streets factory workers have won their battle against proposed pay cuts, which officially concludes the union boycott of Streets products.
Yep, that’s right — you can enjoy that Golden Gaytime sanga now.
A quick refresher if you missed the whole thing: the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has been calling for everyone to avoid eating Streets products this summer due to attempts by Streets’ parent company, Unilever, to terminate a collective agreement with workers at Streets’ Minto factory. Unilever were arguing that they needed to terminate the agreement because the factory was too expensive to run, but the union argued that terminating the agreement would have led to a 46 percent pay cut for the workers.
BREAKING: Streets workers have won. Unilever has agreed to withdraw the application to terminate their enterprise agreement. We stopped the 46% pay cut. The boycott is officially over. pic.twitter.com/sffBAfCe3v
— The AMWU (@theamwu) November 22, 2017
On Wednesday, however, Unilever said they would withdraw their application to terminate the agreement, taking the option of a pay cut off the table for now. The union is describing the win as a “huge victory”, and people are celebrating by enjoying some sweet Streets products. Possibly for breakfast. No judgement here.
— Australian Unions (@unionsaustralia) November 22, 2017
Just called my mum to let her know she can eat Streets ice cream again. She almost cried with excitement. Not for the gaytime she wanted to eat, but for the workers who have security and certainty again. Thanks @theamwu
— Charlotte Kennedy-Cox (@tibbletwins2) November 22, 2017
This gay is having a bloody GOLDEN GAYTIME tonight. 👏✊💪
— Georgia Kriz 🏳️🌈 (@georgiakriz) November 22, 2017
1. Join your union.
2. Have a Gaytime. https://t.co/X6kbGBKXrQ
— Tim Watts MP (@TimWattsMP) November 22, 2017
Basically, you’re all set to go enjoy the good ice-cream content again. Have a gaytime, and join your union.