Australian Workers Vote Against JELD-WEN’s ‘Insulting’ Offer

Date: 18 October 2011
Workers at factories run by US multinational JELD-WEN across the country have voted against a new agreement, which they said would see them slide backwards in pay and conditions.

A total of 273 votes were counted from workers at Corinthian Door factories in NSW, WA and SA as well as William Russel Doors in St Kilda, with 202 voting against the enterprise agreement offer, which includes a pay increase of 2.5 per cent, a figure workers say is “far below inflation.”

According to the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU), JELD-WEN has adopted an unusually aggressive stance in recent weeks, with managers using lock-out tactics against the workers, many of whom are on $40,000 a year.

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