Large corporations are having a field day, most of them are holding large volumes of cash but are still using the "austerity" plan as a method of making more. It gives them the excuse to lay-off workers by what ever means possible, it can be out-sourcing or efficiency cuts, the effects are the same, spreading the load over fewer workers, and/or lower wages, but to them more importantly, higher profits.
This appeal from Labour Start:
The FNV Bondgenoten is taking action in support of their members' demand for decent transfer conditions for service workers scheduled to be outsourced. Their terms and conditions under the new employer, catering and service giant Sodexo, will be severely degraded. Many of these workers, employed in catering, cleaning, security, and reception are long-serving Unilever employees. The union is demanding safeguards and compensation for being tossed on the outsourcing scrapheap - support their struggle. Sign up to the IUF campaign by clicking here to send a message to Unilever.In another 8 days we're closing down the 3rd annual LabourStart survey of trade union use of the net. Fillling in the survey will only take you a couple of minutes and will provide invaluable information not only to us, but to the international trade union movement. Please fill in the survey here.Finally, we need just over 500 more of you to send your messages of protest to the Turkish government following raids that resulted in the arrests of over a hundred trade union leaders. If 500 of you send off your messages today, that will bring the total up to 10,000 -- a number which we hope the Turkish government will not ignore. Please help us grow this campaign and spread the word in your unions.Thank you for your support.
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