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Cloud over jobs at glass firm

Post Time:Sep 22,2008Classify:Industry NewsView:114

A glass manufacturer with a history in Geelong [Victoria, Australia]dating back more than 70 years faces a bleak future, a union official has warned, according to a Sept. 22 Star News Group report. CSR, which purchased Pilkington Automotive this past year and re-branded it Veridan, has ordered its employees to take four weeks unpaid leave before the end of the year. Workers are scheduled to take a week’s break this month in their second stoppage since August. Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union leaders John Irvine and Craig Marshall said some workers were forced to use holiday leave. Mr Irvine and Mr Marshall were former employees at Pilkington before the Viridian takeover.

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