|Issue No 81||08 December 2000|
TWU Calls For Mayor to be Charged
By Mary Yaager
The Transport Workers Union has charged the Liverpool Mayor George Paciullo under the Labor Party Rules after his treatment of Liverpool Council Workers who have been given the axe before Xmas.
Angry Waste Workers and their families held a protest outside the Liverpool Council this week over the failure of the Labor Councillors to consider the workers and their families in a recent decision to award its waste contract to a shonky company.
Wayne Forno, TWU Sydney Sub-Branch Secretary said "It is a disgrace that the Mayor, George Paciullo and other Labor Councillors awarded the contract to another company despite giving assurances to the TWU that these workers would not lose their jobs."
Wayne Forno went on to say "The purpose of today's demonstration is to heap shame on the Liverpool Councillors.
Since February this year when the TWU first learnt a new contract was being put to tender,they have been trying to get a commitment from the Mayor and the Council that the jobs and entitlements of the current contractors would be protected.
The TWU condemns the Mayor and Councilors for their failure to consider the interest of these hard working Australians and their families.
Angie ,a wife of one of the workers at the protest said "I can't believe the attitude of the Mayor or the other Councilors and I will never vote for them again. .This has had a devastating effect on our family with Brandon losing his job right on Xmas . Brandon has really put his guts into this job but has now totally lost his self esteem " she went on to say
Wayne Forno said "this fight won' t stop here we plan to mount a major campaign against the current Liverpool Councillors."
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