Gina Rinehart is not only Australia’s richest person, she is also clearly the most out of touch and cold-hearted Australian, based on her latest attack on workers and their rights, say unions.
ACTU President Ged Kearney said it was almost inconceivable that anyone would consider paying workers $2 a day a fair concept, let alone the richest person in the country advocating for it.
“If Gina Rinehart seriously thinks Australians should be competing with African workers who are paid $2 day, then she has no idea about fairness or equality – the values on which Australia was built,” Ms Kearney said.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) had this message (pictured) to mining billionaire Gina Rinehart fly over the Subiaco Oval during the Western Derby on the weekend when the West Coast Eagles took on the Fremantle Dockers.Read more
Union bosses are fuming that the government has approved a scheme to allow mining magnate Gina Rinehart to bring in 1700 overseas guest workers for her Pilbara iron ore project, without making proper attempts to find local workers first.Read more