The left-wing retail and fast food union (RAFFWU) had agreed against the franchise`s new EA and had thrown away a list of technical hurdlees to its approval, as it has done for other important deals in the sector. Jennifer Westacott, chief executive of the Business Council, said Sunday that the end of McDonald`s EBA was the most recent example of the decline in trade talks in Australia. He said mcDonald`s exit reflected a broader abandonment of agreements between companies that pay interest close to the premium. A member of the Union of Retail and Fast Food Workers (RAFFWU) challenged the Fair Work Commission`s Company Agreement (EBA) for the reintroduction of penalty interest. The Commission terminated the contract in December and staff will switch to Monday at the price of fast food. .