Australian workers facing savage pay cuts

The ice cream manufacturer, Peters, a subsidiary of the global giant Unilever, is trying to terminate an existing enterprise agreement at one of its factories in western Sydney. The hundreds of workers employed at this factory stand to lose up to 46% of their current wages, as well as other conditions, if the company is successful in terminating the current agreement. The terminating of enterprise agreements is a new tactic by companies in Australia (see here and here), to try to drastically slash the pay and conditions of workers at what had been strongly unionised workplaces.