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UNION CONCERNED 50 JOBS LOST AT CADBURY CLAREMONT WILL BE REPLACED WITH INSECURE LABOUR HIRE AND CONTRACT WORKERS.

15 August 2017.

 

UNION CONCERNED 50 JOBS LOST AT CADBURY CLAREMONT WILL BE REPLACED WITH INSECURE LABOUR HIRE AND CONTRACT WORKERS.

 

 

AMWU STATE SECRETARY JOHN SHORT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT AT 2.30PM TODAY AT PARLIAMENT LAWNS, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, HOBART. Media contact John Short 0418 839 02

 

 

 

Cadbury parent company Mondelez International today announced 50 jobs will be axed at their Claremont site across all areas.

 

Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union State Secretary John Short said he’s concerned the 50 job losses are another example of multi-national companies increasing insecure work to increase their already large profits.

 

“We have a huge problem in Australia of greedy multi-nationals replacing permanent workers with insecure labour-hire and contract positions, just so companies can line their already deep pockets.

 

“If multi-nationals can get away with replacing permanent workers with insecure labour-hire and contract workers, then clearly the rules are broken and we have to change the rules.”

 

Mr Short said he cannot see how the company can perform the work with the reduced workforce without increasing labour-hire and contractors.

 

“A genuine redundancy is when the work is not performed by anyone else. In this case, I am not so sure.

 

“Workers are already telling me they are overworked. A reduction in permanent jobs would only add to the stress on the workforce.”

 

Mr Short said Cadbury was no longer the family owned business that supported generations of families and the Northern suburbs community.

 

“These multi-nationals are never satisfied with their increasing profit margins. The rules are now skewed too far towards big business and need to realign back towards working people.

 

“These job losses are not about staying competitive, with Mondelez performing extremely well.

 

“We are worried they are about creating a more insecure workforce in order to increase their already large profit margins”

 

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