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WORKERS ISSUES: Showgirls Picket To Defend Workers Rights



The success of the Friday night picket resulted in Saturdays picket being called off, the management claiming they had lost over $10,000, and the employees being reinstated.Management also agreed to investigate allegations of violence and abuse against the cleaners. Unite is now watching to see whether the employer will keep their word, but is ready to carry the industrial struggle in to the streets again.

From the newswire:

The management of Santa Fe Gold have sacked five cleaners after they joined the Unite Union. The workers had contacted the union after being subjected to continual verbal abuse including racist comments. One worker was even assaulted. Management also failed to meet minimum health and safety standards. They weren