12 December 2012
► Rally: 08:00am at DHL Express, 10 Boronia Road, Eagle Farm
The Transport Workers’ Union will rally DHL Express today as part of an international day of action for the rights of DHL workers in Turkey.
With 22 workers already unlawfully sacked for trying to organise for better conditions, Transport Workers’ Union Queensland Branch Secretary Peter Biagini said it’s important DHL management are held to account.
“Workers at Deutsche Post DHL in Turkey are not being afford the same rights as us,” Mr Biagini said.
“We are rallying today, in conjunction with out brothers and sisters around the world, to raise awareness and show our support for these workers who should not be subjected to threats, bullying, harassment or sackings.”
DHL management began firing workers in April 2011, with local managers increasing intimidation day by day.
“DHL are a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, which embraces universal principles throughout its operations worldwide,” MR Biagini said.
“It’s simple, these guys want their jobs back, but also want the right to be represented, which actually fits within DHLs own corporate responsibility.”
DHL’s own corporate responsibility commitments ate that the company pledges to report workers’ right to organise free from management interference.
Mick O’Brien – 0411 875 910