|Issue No 29||03 September 1999|
Second Wave on Misos Menu
Ever wanted to dine at Reith's Cafe? You can take your choice of an AWA burger, a shredded award salad or a deep frozen pay rise.
It's all part of the LHMU's push to spread information about the Second Wave amongst its members - and with coverage of the hospitality sector, what better way than a menu to get the message across.
The AWA burger is explained thus: "The popular juicy award burger, full of healthy wages and conditions, is off the menu. Instead try this thin individual contract burger. It offers less work rights and smaller pay rises.
The shredded award salad is also explained: "Peter Reith's knife will strip away your protein-packed award conditions - including superannuation, long service leave and training. You'll be left with half the nutrition and no protective dressing.
As for the Deep-Frozen pay rise - "What a tease! You can see your safety net pay rise but you can't eat it. At Reith's Cafe, low paid workers will only get a safety net pay rise if they agree to give up even more award conditions.
There's also the Watered Down Commission Cocktail, the Anti-Union Snags, the Flaming Sacked Workers and the Action Delay Stew to get the juices flowing. Bon apetit!
The LHMU has produced 40,000 menus to circulate to workers. Copies are available at the union organising Centre, 377 Sussex Street.
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