Apple is facing criticism from unhappy workers both here and internationally; being taken to the Fair Work Commission later this month.

The Australian Services Union (ASU) and also Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) slammed Apple in a shared announcement published by the unions on Tuesday, alleging the tech giant of preventing union organisers from talking with staff members.

They say the company strove to force its employees into accepting an unsatisfactory agreement after their request to extend the consultation process by lengthening Apple’s target date to August 19 was denied.

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