Friday, 6 March 2009

Save manufacturing jobs – Nationalise Pacific Brands!

[Text of petition initiated by Socialist Alliance]

To Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia

Pacific Brands has:

* sacked 1850 workers across Australia
* received over $17 million of public subsidies
* awarded its executives huge pay rises -- of almost $1 million for CEO Sue Morphet alone
* announced that it will relocate its manufacturing business offshore despite several of its brands and divisions being profitable

We the undersigned:

Call on the Australian government to nationalise Pacific Brands -- manufacturers of Bonds, Yakka, King Gee and other clothing brands, without compensation to large shareholders. We demand that all workers
are retained and that the company be
contracted to supply clothing to federal and state governments.


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