“We know who you are, we know what car you drive, we know where you live,” “Payback is a bitch 3 fold. “Scabs do not go against the majority.”
16.09.2011 § Leave a comment
Toyota employees who defied industrial action and turned up to work have been threatened with “payback” in a chilling letter that claims “we know where you live”.
The full-page letter says the workers are a “f…ing scab” and “the lowest of the low” for going against the majority of workers who went on strike today.
“We know who you are, we know what car you drive, we know where you live,” the letter reads.
“Payback is a bitch 3 fold. “Scabs do not go against the majority.”
Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) acting national secretary for the vehicle division, Dave Smith, condemned the letter and said there was no place for threats and intimidation in the workplace.
The union would begin an investigation into the source of the letter when workers returned on Monday, he said.
More than 3000 Toyota employees in Melbourne and Sydney began a 48-hour strike this morning over a pay dispute, bringing production to a halt.
Toyota Australia spokeswoman Laura Hill said there was no production at the company’s Altona assembly line after just 400 of the normal 3300 staff arrived for work.
The action is also affecting the Altona and Sydney parts distribution centres.
Further strike action is planned for next Thursday and Friday.
The industrial action was due to begin last week, but Fair Work Australia granted Toyota an interim suspension banning the strike.