Workers in AGL’s Loy Yang power plant will be taking protected industrial action on 28 December. The stop work action follows 14 months of attempts to bargain with AGL who refuses to genuinely bargain for a fair outcome for workers.
The passing of the bill to bring back the ABCC by the Senate this morning through a backdoor deal with One Nation, Senators Nick Xenophon and Derryn Hinch has sold out the civil and industrial rights of 1 million Australian workers.
This week local Appin contractors will protest the ongoing wage cuts by ruthless labour hire company Mastermyne who will once again attempt to undercut workers’ pay in the South West region, adding to the tally of cuts of around 40 percent in the last two years.
Today the CFMEU Mining and Energy Division will hold meetings with Anglo American over 33 permanent local workers from the German Creek mine having been made forcibly redundant since Friday afternoon, in a move by the company to cut permanent jobs and maintain labour hire contractors.
Another critical week in the senate for the ABCC, and like clockwork, another round of charges has been dragged up from the past for re-examination. Nigel Hadgkiss is shameless in his politicisation of the FWBC.