|Issue No 48||31 March 2000|
Letters to the Editor
An Open Letter to Ansett
Rod Eddington, CEO Ansett
Fax: 03 9623 2691
Re: Sacking of Maria Gencarelli
Date: 30 March 2000
I was both shocked and disgusted to read a report in the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday March 28 that Ansett had sacked long-time employee Maria Gencarelli for sending union news through your email system.
This appears to be a direct attack on the rights of your staff to be members of the union. Using internal email to update employees on enterprise bargaining seems a completely legitimate use of the system. It is the modern equivalent of sticking a notice up on a noticeboard.
I would hope you would reverse this outrageous decision and reinstate Ms Gencarelli immediately. Otherwise I will never fly with Ansett again.
I fly frequently for work and was about to join your Global Rewards Program. However, I will now not do this. My wife is currently a Global Rewards member and she is seriously considering resigning as a result of your actions.
I am also encouraging my friends and colleagues to protest against your action by not flying with you.
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