Premier is nowhere to be seen in Cobram

Thursday 6 April 2017

Daniel Andrews has done nothing to support Cobram workers despite the situation at the JBS abattoir worsening, Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy said today.

Mr McCurdy said the stand down at the Cobram plant had now been extended another month and employees and their families were concerned about the future.

“In Parliament on 23 March I asked the Premier to come to Cobram to meet with the impacted workers and the community,” Mr McCurdy said.

“Now the situation at JBS has escalated and I still have heard nothing from the Premier.

“It is both a disappointment and a concern for all involved that Daniel Andrews has not responded to my request to visit Cobram.”

Mr McCurdy said there was worry throughout the community about the impact the extended stand down would have on the town.

“Market conditions are making it tough for JBS. This is a serious situation we are facing in Cobram with hundreds of workers impacted. This has a flow-on effect throughout the community,” he said.

“Daniel Andrews need to show some support for these workers, our town and for regional Victoria.

“Please Premier, do something.”

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