Wednesday, June 27, 2007

More than 30 workers at the 443 room Rydges Hotel at World Square in Sydney, Australia are demanding that the new owners, the Schwartz family, show a little respect to their workforce. The Schwartzes have indicated, without consulting their present employees, many of whom have been working at the hotel for longer than 8 years, that they intend to contract out housekeeping servives. The Schwatrz family prides itself on its "charitable work", but in this case they fail to understand the old adage that charity- and justice too- begins at home.
The photo above shows some of the hotel workers demonstrating outside the hotel. The workers are asking for the public to show solidarity by phoning and emailing the Schwartz family in regard to their actions. To learn more and participate go to

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