KFC, Carl’s Jr and Pizza Hut workers to strike this weekend
89% of the 763 who took part rejected the offer and 88% voted to take strike action and Unite Union sent RBL a notice this morning of a strike beginning at 2pm this afternoon and finishing at 2am on Monday morning. Most of the margins have been cut in half in RBL’s last offer, with the qualified Pizza Hut “Expert” reduced to only 25 cents per hour above the starting rate, when it has been 80 cents. “RBL has been forced to increase the starting rate by the minimum wage increase and to match the $18 start rate of major competitors like McDonald's - but they want their skilled and trained staff to pay the cost. Salaried Store Managers joining the action. For the first time ever Salaried Assistant and Store Managers - half of whom belong to the union - are standing alongside their waged colleagues to take action.