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Offshore Alliance members at Chevron endorse draft Enterprise Agreements

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Offshore Alliance members at Chevron endorsed three draft Enterprise Agreements (EAs) at a mass meeting at 3pm Western Australian time yesterday.


Offshore Alliance members from three Chevron gas facilities, Gorgon, Wheatstone Platform and Wheatstone Downstream met at 3pm yesterday to consider the three draft EAs which correspond to their worksites.


The new draft EAs have been agreed after lawyers acting for Chevron tried to back away from an in-principle deal done in late September. As a consequence of Chevron welching on that deal Offshore Alliance members voted to recommence protected industrial action at the three facilities beginning this Thursday the 19th.


At yesterday’s meeting Offshore Alliance members agreed to suspend that protected industrial action.


The Offshore Alliance is an alliance between The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA).


Offshore Alliance spokesperson, AWU WA Secretary Brad Gandy, says Offshore Alliance members at Chevron have shown incredible patience with the American petrochemical giant.


“Offshore Alliance members at Chevron have shown incredible patience with this American outfit which kept altering the details of the deal even after they’d shaken on it with the Offshore Alliance negotiating team in late September,” says Mr Gandy.


“It’s sad Chevron seems unable to do an honest deal, and we hope this can now be put to rest but if Chevron tries to alter the deal again our members will obviously have no choice but to consider taking protected industrial action.


“People dealing with Chevron should know this company will try every trick in the book to dud them and not to trust anything they say unless it’s in black and white,” says Mr Gandy.


Contact: Tim Brunero 0405 285 547

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