Twenty-nine workers at a NSW abattoir have been sacked and told they may reapply for one of only 20 positions, the peak union body says.
The ACTU said workers at Cowra Abattoir, in central-western NSW, will be paid out their entitlements and invited to apply for one of the new contracts, which involve pay cuts of up to $180 a week and the loss of performance bonuses.
Just how unbelievably fucked is that?!?! And they wonder why people are deserting regional Australia. Could it possibly have something to do with shitty bosses fucking people's lives over in a quest for a profit? I suspect so.
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Thanks to Howard and Andrews these people's lives have been well and truly turned upside down.
That's supply/demand for you when controls and regulations are removed. I'm sure Howard and Andrews will think that down the track these workers will get new jobs, and possible economic improvements as a result of people being let go across the country, will kick the economy up by 1% or so. Now, explain this macro theory to these people and their families Mr Howard. Sit with them in their lounge rooms which may or may not get repossessed by a bank, how they, and we, are all better off now this sort of thing can happen.