Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Region. UWS investigates discrimination

The University of Western Sydney is investigating allegations that three women were discriminated against racially when their jobs were culled after a restructure of the school of management, college of business. Seventeen administration officers lost their jobs in the restructure. Only six, including the three Asian-born women, applied for eight new positions at the school. The others took redundancy or found positions elsewhere, according to The Sydney Morning Herald


Parramatta. Coke's sustainability initiative

Terry Davis, CEO, of Coca-Cola Amatil, says the company’s most significant sustainability initiative in 2010 will be to produce Australia’s lightest PET beverage bottle. The company plans to invest $45 million installing two new production units, at its Northmead plant. This follows the opening of an $85 million distribution centre, at Eastern Creek, in late 2009, which has 700 rooftop solar panels providing 150 megawat hours of green renewable energy, equating to 15 per cent of the centre’s annual energy needs. Also, the company will divert more than 600 tonnes of bottles and cans away from landfill through recycling contracts with major customers.