On Saturday 29 October workers at Apple represented by the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) in bargaining continue their historic campaign of strikes for a better deal.

Almost 200 workers will simultaneously stop work for one hour at 12pm AEST, 1pm AEDT, 12:30 ACST  and 10am AWST.

RAFFWU members have been negotiating with Apple for a new agreement to replace their old rotten zombie agreement. That deal cuts conditions and wages – below the Award minimum.

Apple refuses to guarantee minimum conditions – let alone a fair agreement with living wages and secure rosters. Apple has pushed out a sub-standard proposed deal which is rejected by RAFFWU members. Voting commenced on the deal on 28 October and voting will end on 30 October.

Apple workers represented by RAFFWU have been engaging in serious action – strikes and bans in pursuit of the agreement they deserve. The sub-standard proposal is a rushed attempt by Apple Senior Management to stop our action.

The 1 hour stoppage on Saturday 29 October will take place across all Apple Stores. It is the third strike following earlier action including a full day strike on Saturday 22 October.

RAFFWU is building a special Welfare Fund to raise funds for workers attacked by Apple. We call on the community to support workers targeted by the $2.3 Trillion behemoth. All the detail for the fund are here: https://chuffed.org/project/raffwu-at-apple

Quotes attributable to Josh Cullinan, Secretary of RAFFWU:

Apple has misled workers about our action and about the rotten deal they have put to a vote.

Apple workers are seeing through the bulldust and almost 200 are striking on Saturday for a better agreement and to vote no to this rotten deal.  

Apple’s own systems blocked their ballot as phishing – which says it all. A rotten deal that thousands of workers reject.

Apple is insisting on paying less than the minimum Award wage, without set rosters, and without any work/life balance.

While inflation is over 7%, Apple refuses any increase for most workers and for others they are proposing 2.8% in November 2023. This is a massive real wage cut.

Apple workers represented by RAFFWU are striking for the agreement they deserve.

We call on Apple to stop their attacks and come to the table with a fair agreement.

For media comment, Josh Cullinan at 0416 241 763 or jcullinan@raffwu.org.au