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Eat The Rich: Tackling Class And Inequality Is Essential To Eradicating Racism

Author: Lee Rhiannon, New Matilda, Published on: 13 November 2017

Many working people, the unemployed and the underemployed face difficulties in meeting their basic needs...

If you are a worker on a temporary visa you might be working in slave like conditions for labour hire contractors that supply food products to some of Australia’s biggest retailers such as Coles, Woolworths, Subway, Costco, IGA, KFC and Red Rooster. Many migrant workers are forced to live in subpar housing, grossly underpaid and sexually harassed. In some cases the conditions are so appalling that people have died from overwork, lack of food and medical care...

We need to do more to show that the system that takes away manufacturing jobs while leaving it to the market to re-skill the unemployed is the same system that is killing migrant workers...

Note: See here for an article with comments from the companies mentioned in response to the allegations.

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