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Transport Workers Union delegates at Sydney Airport will be meeting over the next 48 hours to consider a response to the outsourcing of work, as well as security concerns at airports across the country.
The Transport Workers Union have labelled a decision by the federal government to hand defence uniform management to the private sector an outrage after it was revealed the iconic Aussie slouch hat could soon be made offshore by cheap foreign labour.
Seven Unions will tomorrow meet at the Wentworth factory of Pacific Brands, where iconic brand Bonds as well as Berlei are made, to show support for the company’s 1850 workers who are facing redundancy.
The Australian Transport Union Federation (TUF) has this morning congratulated the Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research for meeting with the Textile Union and the company yesterday as a first step to securing the future of thousands of axed Pacific Brands workers.
The Transport Workers Union has called on Pacific Brands to return over $17 million in taxpayerfunded grants from recent years after they devastated their Australian workforce and their families by deciding to cut almost 2000 jobs earlier this week
The Transport Workers Union has criticised calls for 457 visa holders to be paid anything but market rates saying the move would prevent Australians from securing fair-paying jobs.