Union protest outside Longford gas plant

Friday, June 30, 2017

Members of the Australian Workers' Union have set up a protest outside the Longford gas plant in Victoria because of changes to the maintenance contracts for hundreds of workers in the oil and gas industry.

UGL holds the maintenance contract for Esso's onshore facilities and offshore platforms but about 200 workers were told they had to sign up with UGL subsidiary MTCT Services at between 15% and 30% lower wages or lose their jobs.

Likening the dispute to the Carlton and United Breweries struggle last year, workers say they will stay until they are offered a better pay deal.

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