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The Union has a long history and extensive experience in developing, coordinating and delivering successful and innovative Advocacy and Support projects for retrenched TCF workers and understands that workers face a difficult transition when they lose their jobs. While retrenchment causes considerable economic and emotional difficulty for most workers, what has also been lost is a sense of community, the shared sense of identity and focus that is gained by the experience of working together as a group on a day-to-day basis with a common goal over many years. After retrenchment many workers face the prospect of uncertain and casual work.
There is a specific Federal Government program to assist retrenched TCF Workers called TCF Structural Adjustment Package (SAP). Some state governments also have programs to assist redundant workers and the union provides support, information and advice to redundant workers (eg Skill Up). The union is currently running an extensive training and advocacy and support project for retrenched Pacific Brands workers.
Click here to find out more about The Textile Clothing and Footwear Structural Adjustment Package (TCF-SAP).