McCains says plant's future is "uncertain"

McCain’s Ballarat plant faces an uncertain future if workers vote against a proposed Enterprise Bargaining agreement, the food manufacturer says. 

Negotiations took a nasty turn last week when Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union delegates allege they were yelled at and ordered from the room by senior management during a presentation about the EBA.

“(Delegates) literally had managers stand over them during these company briefings, yelling at them when they challenged them about the offer,” AMWU’s Angela McCarthy said.

Potato products plant manager Karl Thin said the future of the plant could not be guaranteed.

“I can’t speculate on what will happen if our employees vote against our offer to them, but there is no doubt it means uncertainty for all of us.”

Mr Thin said McCain would investigate if a complaint was lodged by the union.

Workers will vote on the EBA at the end of the month.

Fries: McCain workers have taken protected action as negotiations stall.

Fries: McCain workers have taken protected action as negotiations stall.