Hundreds of workers will lose their jobs after the announcement that Hazelwood power station, Australia’s dirtiest coal-fired power plant, will officially close by the end of March. The plant, in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, employs about 750 people, with 450 permanent employees and 300 contractors.
The WFTU expresses its solidarity with the hundreds workers who will join the ranks of unemployment because of this decision. The workers in every corner of the world have to take its present and future on their hands and fight for the working rights and for their living standards. The working class can count on the solidarity and support of the international class oriented trade union movement of the WFTU and the 92 million workers that it represents in the 5 continents.