AUSTRALIA: Store Workers In Protest Over Job Loss Fears
More than 350 members of the Australian Services Union (ASU) stopped work in Geelong for a day over fears that their jobs could be on the line. They are worried because parent company, Coles Myer, Australia's biggest retailer, has begun a cost-cutting programme. Coles Myer has announced it plans to move a team of footwear buying staff to Melbourne. It is part of the first move in over a decade by Coles Myer to trim its 150,000 workforce, following sliding sales over Christmas.
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