Saffin vows to keep fighting
THE plight of workers sacked from the South Grafton abattoir will soon get an airing in the Federal Parliament.
Member for Page Janelle Saffin has worked behind the scenes trying to get the sacked workers their entitlements but next week will address the parliament about the issue.
She will also be taking the campaign to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Julia Gillard.
Ms Saffin is in Canberra this week, but a representative will meet some of the sacked workers in her Grafton office tomorrow to hear their stories and map out a possible course to get their holiday, long service, termination and other benefits paid. More are welcome.
“This is an appalling situation, it is a very cruel way to treat decent hardworking local people and I want to help in every way I can,” she said.
Ms Saffin has twice written to abattoir owner Stuart Ramsey and his solicitor, seeking clarification on who is responsible for paying to workers.
She has not received a response.