Thursday, February 28, 2008

The jobs of about 70 workers at Melbourne, Australia's 'Qantas Valet Parking' are in jeopardy as a new contractor is due to take over this coming Saturday, March 1. The workers have been given a deadline as of that date to accept major cuts to their wages and work conditions as well as to each sign an 'Australian Work Agreement'. The latter is a devise under Australian law whereby collective agreements with the union of the workers' choice can be subverted by forcing employees to individually sign contracts of employment. The workers involved have called for support, both local and international. You can read more about this issue and join an email campaign at the Union Solidarity website.

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