Hutchison Ports E-sack half the workforce by email at midnight

In a return to the old confrontational style of industrial relations, Hutchison Ports have used the electronic medium of sending an email to inform workers that they are out of a job.

Not even allowed to enter the site to retrieve their belongings, the Maritime Union of Australia is backing their workers in this dispute, and a picket was established at both Hutchison sites in Brisbane and Sydney.

Roderick Chambers spoke with a number of workers who had been e-sacked and the deputy Secretary of the MUA Paul Keating

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