Agitprop Weekly News, Gree system, Gree sector
A few days ago, Tomas o`Cuinn, Vice President of the Gree Trade Authority, announced that the company had succeeded in reducing the Gree system's work-related injury rate to its lowest levels in recent memory. Long controlled by an infamous industrial syndicate known for its underhanded practices, Gree-based businesses endured legislation that demanded unrealistic profit margins for many years. The direct result was an unsustainable rate of occupational injuries and illnesses reaching almost 40%, or 400 out of every 1,000 workers, measured on a 12-month rolling average.
Above: VP Tomas o`Cuinn during the announcement aboard the Imperator-class Star Destroyer "Secutor"
When the Gree Trade Authority took industrial leadership in the system in Year 15 (CGT), the company reduced work hours, increased awareness and improved safety measures; this resulted in an immediate decline in work-related injuries. Comparing the statistics for the year prior to Authority's mandatory policies with those compiled at the end of its first year, the 68% reduction in injuries coupled with a 45% increase in average worker morale paints a clear picture - that, obviously, something is working.
Above: Statistical charts released by the Gree Trade Authority
Gree's safety record isn't the only positive change to come from the Authority's leadership; the system's economy has grown exponentially - an almost 90% increase in total circulating credits - while tourism has skyrocketed by a jaw-dropping 95%. In the statement released by VP Cuinn, he asserted that “[the company] values sentient life and health above all else and implements strategies accordingly. All incidents, injuries and workplace illnesses are entirely preventable and we are personally accountable for our own and collectively responsible for each others safety. In meeting our goals for quality, cost and schedule, we will not compromise on safety.”
The turnaround in business-oriented legislation has led to an influx of new businesses and residents in the Gree system, resulting in what some experts are calling the biggest economic boom in the Gree sector's recorded history. The Gree Trade Authority's deployment of business principles has been compared to that of the ancient Gree Enclave - an empire, predating the Galactic Republic, that ruled the Gree sector and surrounding territories approximately thirty thousand years ago. Unfortunately, the Gree Enclave's success was based almost entirely on slave labor. This makes Gree Trade Authority's worker-friendly approach to business a refreshing and surprisingly successful industrial strategy, and a much needed change from the abusive regimes of many other galactic-class companies.