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Australia: McCains imports french fries workers as Ballarat disput

Ballarat McCains workers rally outside potato production plantMcCains has imported workers to ensure its production of french fries continues unabated, as hundreds of its Ballarat food manufacturing staff walk off the job. Disgruntled workers gathered around megaphones and Australian Manufacturing Workers Union flags flew high in the wind, but the potato trucks kept coming. More than 400 workers are employed at the Ballarat plant, which primarily produces frozen potato products such as french fries. Most of the workforce were on strike for a second day on Wednesday, as part of a push for better job security and entitlements. More

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