Recession Busters

Recession Busters

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More than 200 wharfies at Port Botany are sacrificing hours and pay to save the jobs of casual workers after a sharp drop in container traffic.Container movements fell from 52,000 a month before Christmas — when the port operator DP World piled on large numbers of casual staff — to just 27,000 a month as the financial crisis took hold. Casuals were hit hard, as their income also halved.Facing redundancies, the Maritime Union of Australia approached DP World with a proposal for 250 full-time rostered staff to reduce their hours from 36 to 35 hours a week, and give up a weekend shift each month.Produced by Jamie McMechan Maritime Union of Australia — Film Unit. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU)International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
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