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Hundreds of union members march on Evoenergy and ACT Legislative Assembly
 
Hundreds of furious Electrical Trades Union members and activists will be joined by members of Professionals Australia and the CFMEU to march on the offices of Evoenergy CEO, John Knox, and then the ACT Legislative Assembly, to show their disgust at the company's refusal to make a decent wage offer despite increased profits.

Who: ETU, Professionals Australia and CFMEU members, NSW/ACT  ETU Secretary Allen Hicks march on Evoenergy and Legislative Assembly
When: 0800, for 0830 march, Wednesday 25 October 2023
Where: March starts from Australian Energy Regulator, 23 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT
Contact: Georgie Moore 0477 779 928

Despite the worst cost of living crisis in recent memory, the company’s pay offer fails to keep pace with the cost of living and was rejected for a second time by workers this week.

Two weeks ago, the company which is half owned by the ACT Government, revealed it paid an annual profit to its shareholders of $313 million. Meanwhile, the ACT Government made $138.5 million.

ETU NSW/ACT Secretary, Allen Hicks, said the time for excuses had passed. “These hard working men and women aren't asking for a lot, just a pay deal that stops them going backwards. The company is raking in the profits but with Christmas around the corner it wants to play scrooge.

"We are not going away. We will get noisier and more disruptive until this company stops being so tightfisted and makes a decent offer." 

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