Add your name to let Hutchison workers know you've got their back #nowayhph

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At the stroke of midnight, 97 workers were sacked by email. 

Nearly a week after sacking 40% of their workforce in one go, Hutchison Ports are still trying to spin the story and security guards in balaclavas still patrol the gates. 

Pledge your support today to make it clear to Hutchison Ports that we won’t tolerate a company who treats it’s workers this way. No one deserves to be fired at midnight by text message.

Workers weren’t even allowed to pack up their personal belongings, instead being told their lockers would be dumped in a box and couriered to their homes.

And it doesn’t stop there. Over the weekend, Eric Abetz (the Federal Minister for Employment) added fuel to the fire - endorsing the businesses behaviour by saying it was “appropriate” for workers to be dismissed by text message or email.

It’s clear that big business and the Abbott Federal Government do not have workers interests at heart. Add your name to let the Hutchison Port workers know you’ve got their back. Add your name today to make it clear that sacking by text message isn’t on - not now, not ever.

Pledge your support today to make it clear to Hutchinson Ports that we won’t tolerate a company who treats it’s workers this way.

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WeWillNeverSurrender.png

At the stroke of midnight, 97 workers were sacked by email. 

Nearly a week after sacking 40% of their workforce in one go, Hutchison Ports are still trying to spin the story and security guards in balaclavas still patrol the gates. 

Pledge your support today to make it clear to Hutchison Ports that we won’t tolerate a company who treats it’s workers this way. No one deserves to be fired at midnight by text message.

Workers weren’t even allowed to pack up their personal belongings, instead being told their lockers would be dumped in a box and couriered to their homes.

And it doesn’t stop there. Over the weekend, Eric Abetz (the Federal Minister for Employment) added fuel to the fire - endorsing the businesses behaviour by saying it was “appropriate” for workers to be dismissed by text message or email.

It’s clear that big business and the Abbott Federal Government do not have workers interests at heart. Add your name to let the Hutchison Port workers know you’ve got their back. Add your name today to make it clear that sacking by text message isn’t on - not now, not ever.


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  • signed 2016-11-26 23:28:00 +1100
  • signed via 2016-08-19 07:20:11 +1000
  • signed via 2016-08-18 22:11:54 +1000
    I’m very disappointed with our company too. I am in support for you your poor buggers. seems as though the workers are just a piece of shit.
  • signed via 2016-08-18 21:03:28 +1000
    Fight the good fight
  • signed via 2016-08-18 20:57:38 +1000
  • signed via 2016-08-18 20:45:40 +1000
    If we all stick together the SCUMBAGS will not win.

    Solidarity for ever.
  • signed 2016-08-07 17:49:54 +1000
    Hang in guys
  • signed 2016-01-15 18:53:22 +1100
    Don’t give up – every one of you is important – we only have power when we stick together
  • signed 2015-10-30 19:27:23 +1100
    Sisters and Brothers, Friends and Comrades, I wish to send you greetings of solidarity and support from the Swedish port city of Sundsvall, 400 km north of Stockholm. I first heard about your dispute when I attended the inspirational and historic weekend in Liverpool at the end of September where unionised dockworkers and other progressive political activists from across the globe gathered to pay tribute to the brave men and women from the Liverpool Docks’ dispute and lockout (1995-98). The Liverpool dockworkers, their families and friends, paid in turn tribute to us who had had proudly joined them on that important journey of resistance 20 years ago. As I have learned more, I have been shocked and disgusted by your treatment by your employers. I intend to inform trade unionist friends in different countries about your dispute. Hear the inspiration from the dockworkers of Liverpool, their families, friends and comrades across the world and it is:

    YOU WILL NEVER WALK ALONE.


    Yours fraternally,


    Brian James Casey

    Sundsvall

    Sweden
  • signed 2015-10-19 19:12:44 +1100
    Get stuck into them boys right behind you all
  • signed 2015-10-17 20:55:54 +1100
  • signed 2015-09-29 05:29:42 +1000
    Stand strong my fellow Brothers and Sisters !!!! MUA here to Stay !!!!!!!
  • signed 2015-09-26 11:02:41 +1000
    Solidarity from the Mississippi River deckhands!
  • signed 2015-09-25 08:26:25 +1000
  • signed 2015-09-06 20:02:18 +1000
    MUA here to stay!
  • signed 2015-08-28 22:41:16 +1000
  • signed 2015-08-28 15:54:20 +1000
    Our banner says it all-We will NEVER surrender!!
  • signed 2015-08-28 11:37:16 +1000
    In solidarity
  • signed 2015-08-27 21:55:36 +1000
    the workers United will never be defeated
  • signed 2015-08-27 17:46:26 +1000
    1998 all over again. We beat the mongrels then and we’ll do it again with the support of the union, the community and your fellow comrades. Touch one touch all.
  • signed 2015-08-27 14:58:50 +1000
  • signed via 2015-08-27 11:19:33 +1000
  • signed via 2015-08-26 16:48:11 +1000
  • signed 2015-08-26 12:58:59 +1000
  • signed 2015-08-26 11:39:06 +1000
  • signed 2015-08-25 23:16:12 +1000
    All Dockworkers worldwide are supporting all our brother… Stay up and keep fighting “you will never walk alone again” (IDC).
  • signed 2015-08-25 20:05:32 +1000
    Stay strong! You are a fine example for all of us to follow. When you’re disrespected as a worker, stand up, fight back.

    Best wishes from

    Liam, Stephanie & Charlotte
  • signed via 2015-08-25 18:55:33 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-25 13:41:43 +1000
    Sacked at midnight by email? There's no way that's okay. #NoWayHPH Check this out:
  • signed 2015-08-25 13:41:17 +1000
    Solidarity, brothers and sisters… Keep up the good fight, New Westminster 502 supports you..