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They say a picture is worth 1000 words and if the looks on the faces of our members at Alpha Flight Catering are anything to go by they are right.

The Alpha girls and boys had just been told that their employer wants to freeze their wages.

EBA negotiations are underway nationally and it looks like it will be pretty tough going for the firm’s WA employees.

In the past, negotiations have been handled by the WA Branch of the union, with a fairly benevolent employer who has since sold the business.

Our past success has put our WA members between 9.5% and 11.5% ahead of their counterparts in the eastern states.

I have spoken to our Alpha members and they are naturally disappointed at the direction negotiations are heading in.

Of course, we will be doing everything possible to maintain our local members’ conditions. But it’s not going to be easy.