Inghams workers are on strike in SA and WA over pay, sparking concerns over chicken shortages

Fast food giants and retailers are facing a potential chicken shortage as hundreds of workers at a poultry giant move to follow through on their threat to strike over wages on Friday.

Inghams employees at factories in WA and South Australia will walk off the job for 24 hours from 12:01am, with the Australian Workers Union announcing further measures in the following days.

To counter cost-of-living pressures, workers have called for a six percent wage increase over the next three years, but say the offer on the table falls far short.

The strike is expected to affect fast food chains such as McDonald’s and KFC, as well as supermarkets Woolworths and Aldi.

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