#HESTAdivest campaign : HESTA divest from #Transfield + #ManusIsland concentration camp


HESTA — the industry super fund for health and community service workers — is a major shareholder in Transfield.

You may remember Transfield from such campaigns as Boycott the Biennale of Sydney.

Then and now, Transfield makes money from running Manus Island, the prison camp for asylum seekers.

For further details, please see : #HESTA, divest from Transfield & the detention industry | #Manus #Nauru, Operational Matters, January 23, 2015.

Many healthcare workers are unaware that their super funds are being invested in the illness factory that is Manus Island prison camp. Consequently, there is a campaign to raise awareness of this fact and to demand HESTA divests from Transfield.

Australian unions with representation on the HESTA board include the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), Australian Services Union (ASU), Health Services Union (HSU) and United Voice.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is also on the HESTA board.

The ASU made some noise about the issue back in March 2014 — it appears to have had little effect, with HESTA increasing its shares in Transfield late last year; HESTA is at present listed as owning 26,375,345 shares in Transfield Services.

The campaign has a Facebook page here.

Enough sick jokes.


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