Monday, December 15, 2014

Australian workers in bitter industrial dispute against global company

Around 150 workers in the southern city of Melbourne have been on strike for two months against the giant Otis company, the world’s largest manufacturer of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Otis employs over 60,000 workers world-wide. The workers are fighting for better wages and conditions with the company trying to downgrade workers’ entitlements. A fighting fund has been established and solidarity messages have been received from around the world. While local workers are united, coordinated industrial action by other Otis employees at their workplaces in other countries would be the most effective way to fight against this global giant and support the Australian workers.

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