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ETU Evoenergy members to rally at depot as ads launch in Canberra

Electrical Trades Union < 1 mins read

Hundreds of Electrical Trades Union members and activists will rally at the front of Evoenergy’s Greenway depot on Tuesday morning as ads launch (attached), publicising the company's attempt to cut the real wages of its workforce.

Despite the worst cost of living crisis in recent memory, the company’s pay offer amounts to a paltry eight percent over three years, a significant cut to real wages with annual inflation running at six per cent.

ETU today launched an advertising campaign to hold the company to account.

The ACT Government effectively owns 50 per cent of Evoenergy through its wholly owned subsidiary, Icon Water. The Union is also calling on the Chief Minister and Energy Minister to explain why they are allowing Evoenergy to treat hard working employees with contempt.

Who: ETU members and NSW Secretary Allen Hicks rally at Evoenergy depot
When: 0730-0930, Tuesday 22 August 2023
Where: Evoenergy depot, Cnr Anketell St & Oakden St, Greenway ACT 2900
Contact: Nick Lucchinelli 0422 229 032 or Peter Moss 0404 895 999

ETU NSW/ACT Secretary, Allen Hicks, said Evoenergy’s conduct was unacceptable. “Evoenergy needs to stop treating its workforce with such contempt. These hardworking men and women keep the lights on, working difficult and unpredictable shifts. Yet Evoenergy is proposing a cut to real pay.

“We will not take a backward step. The ETU intends to keep campaigning for a decent deal that meets the cost of living."


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