How's this for some negative press For the past month NUW members at Kemalex Plastics in Dandenong South have been taking industrial action over the company's push to make all new employees independent contractors - that is small businesses. Thee workers are factory workers, making plastics components for cars and if the company suceeds, they will be forced to give up the basic rights we all enjoy like sick leave, annual leave, long service leave, redundancy and unfair dismissal protections: shift and overtime penalties. They will also have to take out their own public liability insurance and will live with the threat of instant dismissal if they refuse any request from their employer. The NUW representative has been out at the picket line for the last month giving support to mainly migrant women workers. (Now for the nasty bit) Under some pretty trying circumstances, a gang of men on motorbikes was used to break the picket line a couple of weeks ago, and the process workers were sent to the women's houses at night to issue them with threatening letters. Despite threats and intimidation our members have stood firm and are determined to see this fight through to the end. Great huh? So now we as motorcylcists are being included with the facist bully boys who used standover tactics to intimidate female workers. Most of these people have probably had a negative image or motorcyclists made even worse.