Sacked workers protest outside store

The sacked 'Blossom Road Workers' rally outside Scanlan and Theodore, Melbourne, June 20. Photo: Melbourneprotests.wordpress.com

Members of the Textiles Clothing and Footwear Union Australia (TCFUA), rallied outside boutique called Scanlan and Theodore against job cuts on July 15. The workers were employees of a company called Blossom Road, which made products for the high-end fashion label.

They were protesting because all Blossom Road’s 27 employees were suddenly sacked on May 19, without explanation and without being paid entitlements. The company was liquidated, but the very next day the company re-opened under a different name and owned by the previous boss Bill Jadilebovski’s son.

The Blossom Road workers are still owed more than $00,000 in entitlements, including unpaid wages, annual and long service leave, notice and redundancy pay, and employer super contributions.
Despite his denials, the previous director of Blossom Road appears to be managing the “new” business and has asked some of the terminated employees to start work.

A former Blossom Road machinist, Mara Sapazovska, said: “We all lost the job, we all lost the money and the next day they opened the factory again. It’s disgusting.”

To support the ‘Blossom Road Workers’, join them every Friday at 5pm, at Scanlon & Theodore, 285 Little Collins st, City. For more details, visit www.tcfua.org.au