NUW members strike for fair pay at Caltex

Caltex workers on picketline
NUW members reject a wage cut of 15%.

Members of the National Union of Workers (NUW) at Caltex’s site in Lytton, Queensland commenced indefinite industrial action on October 25.

The site manufactures lubricants and motor oils. Its key clients are mining companies. It is the only Caltex lubricant manufacturing plant in the country.

After a successful morning's picket that saw trucks backed up to the motorway, NUW members at Caltex lubricants in Brisbane have voted to repeat the blockade tomorrow morning from 5am.

NUW members decided to take indefinite action following attempts by the company to cut workers’ wages by 15%. They have been pursuing a modest annual increase in line with CPI, to protect their current conditions.

The threatened wage cut comes as Caltex announced historic profits of $522 million this year. Caltex CEO, Julian Segal, received $14 million following this profit surge.

NUW members reject a wage cut of 15%. Members have contributed to the success of the company and its profits and don’t expect to have their wages taken away from them.

All support welcomed and encouraged. Solidarity forever!

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