Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Workers Still in the Dark; Who's Responsible?

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Workers Still in the Dark; Who's Responsible?

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Byline: graham orams graham.orams@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE sacked Grafton abattoir workers are no closer to knowing if they will be paid their termination entitlements.

For days now, The Daily Examiner has been trying to get questions answered on behalf of the sacked workers.

All questions relating to their entitlements have been forwarded to Casino solicitor, Frank Hannigan, at the request of Michael Considine, director of the labour-hire company, Tempus Holdings, which sacked the workers.

While he did answer eight of our 10 questions, the two most important questions put to Mr Hannigan on Friday were not answered.

Mr Hannigan said they were 'misleading' and 'inaccurate'. He asked that the questions be 'rephrased'.

The Daily Examiner obliged and re-sent the two questions to him at 11.15am on Monday.

Despite numerous calls to Mr Hannigan's office on Monday and Tuesday, a response has still not been received.

The two questions relate specifically to the sacked workers' entitlements, which the workers say totals in the thousands. …

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