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News News Swan brewery closure and redundancies

On behalf of affected workers and their unions, UnionsWA today commented on the announced closure of the Swan Brewery.


Meredith Hammat, Acting Secretary UnionsWA said:

“This is more than the loss of a West Australian icon".

“For working people and their families the loss of employment can trigger a financial crisis and is always very distressing".

“To allow those affected to recover from this blow to their livelihood, unions are working with the owners of Swan Brewery, Lion, to secure fair notice, terms and conditions".

“The fortunes of companies, industries and economies change and it is often working people and their families who are the first and hardest hit".

“Sometimes such change cannot be avoided.

“Strong education and training systems can help people and businesses adapt".

“For this, governments, employers and the community need to be committed to achieve broadly based and high levels of workforce skills".

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