Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Update on Labor Struggles in Australia

Just a quick update on the labor struggle taking place between the GEO Group and its employees down under.  Employees have threatened to stop working, demanding better pay and better staffing ratios, because the guards feel incapable of properly operating the facility with the staffing levels the management wants.  Cutting staff is the quickest and most effective way to save money when operating a prison.  Unfortunately, it's also the quickest and most effective way to make a dangerous working and living environment.  Now, the situation is coming to a head; guards threatened to walk off the job tonight if their demands aren't met.

So here's to you in solidarity, GEO Group guards in Australia, from the other side of the globe.

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