Unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers across Western Sydney have come out in support of the Western Sydney Wanderers players who have been unfairly treated by their club management. 

Players are considering not taking the field following a decision by club management not to honour their collective agreement to provide players with 50% of the prize money.

“Workers across Western Sydney are standing with Wanderers players in fighting for their rights” said ASU NSW Secretary, Sally McManus.

“As the Secretary of a major union and a Wanderers foundation member, I’m just disgusted with the behaviour of club Management.

“A deal is a deal. The club should honour the players’ collective agreement and pay them 50% of the prize money from the Club World Cup” she said.

“Like every business, the Wanderers have built their success off the back of the hard work of their players.

“The players have every right to stand up for a fairer deal. If they choose not to take the field after a lack of good faith by management, union members across Western Sydney will be right behind them.”

Unions representing workers across Western Sydney have pledged their support to players campaign. The following unions are calling on Western Sydney Wanderers’ owners to negotiate a fair outcome:

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
Australian Services Union
Australian Workers Union
Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union – Construction and General Division NSW
Finance Sector Union NSW/ACT Branch
Fire Brigade Employees Union
Health Services Union NSW Branch
Maritime Union of Australia – Sydney Branch Rail, Tram, and Bus Union
Transport Workers Union NSW United Voice
UnionsNSW

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