We throw away last season’s clothes, older-model cars and mobile phones that are out of date. But is our disposable society starting to throw away workers?
Last week Toyota laid off 350 workers from its Altona plant in Melbourne. It did so in a way that showed a total disrespect for their dignity as people. I accept that it may have been necessary for Toyota to reduce its workforce – times are tough for manufacturing – but I do not accept that it was necessary to publicly humiliate them.
Around 3200 Toyota Australia employees will walk off the job tomorrow morning as they push for larger pay increases. Production workers at the Altona manufacturing plant in Melbourne will strike for 24 hours, beginning at 7am on Fri... Read Post
Toyota Australia has axed 350 employees at its Altona plant in Melbourne, blaming the decision on current market conditions that include a high Australian dollar. The move to cut staff at the plant where it builds Camry and Aurion... Read Post