No rest at Maccas
In 2018 we exposed Maccas’ shameful practice of denying 10-minute rest breaks, after surveying workers about their experiences.
Four hours over chip fryer with no break for a drink of water? Not ok!
Despite threats from McDonald’s franchise holders, RAFFWU and its members fought back against this attack on worker rights, staging the first-ever rally by Australian workers at McDonald’s.
In 2020, we helped one of our members bring a landmark case in the Federal Court, which found that a major McDonald’s franchise holder broke the law when stripping workers of paid 10-minute breaks.
And in 2021, in the wake of this historic litigation, RAFFWU was proud to lend its support to Shine Lawyers in launching a class action against McDonald’s over the failure by the company to provide paid 10-minute rest breaks.
If you work, or did work, at a McDonald’s corporate outlet from December 2015, and/or a McDonald’s franchisee outlet from September 2017, we encourage you to find out more about the class action and to register for it.
Read more about these landmark legal actions below.