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To: Airlines and Airport Companies
Third World Conditions Exposed at Australia's Airports
Airports and airlines have a responsibility to vet companies, like Aerocare, that they contract to undertake services on their behalf.
Aviation workers contribute to the huge profits airlines and airports are reporting and deserve better than to sleep rough next to baggage carousels and live below the poverty line.
Airlines and airports should ensure all contractors operating on their behalf are paying and treating their workers fairly and adhering to safety protocols.
Why is this important?
ABC's 7.30 exposed the atrocious conditions workers are confronted with at Aerocare as well as the company's flippant approach to worker and passenger safety.
Aerocare is just one of the many companies that operate in Australia's airports contracted by all of the major airlines.
If the kind of behaviours that were exposed on last night's 7.30 are tolerated, it doesn't bode well for all workers across the country.
Aviation workers deserve a living wage and acceptable conditions.
The travelling public have a right to know the workers involved in aircraft operation are adhering to safety standards.
The Transport Workers' Union will continue to fight for aviation workers.