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MEDIA ALERT: Electrical workers to rally at Transgrid depot

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Hundreds of electrical workers vital for the completion of essential renewable energy and power transmission projects will participate in major industrial action as Transgrid refuses to move on wages. On Friday, about 400 Electrical Trades Union members will strike for 24-hours, with dozens set to rally loudly outside of Transgrid’s Eastern Creek depot in western … Continued

Malabar Biomethane Project Receives GreenPower Certification

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Australia’s first biomethane-to-gas-network injection plant has been formally certified by GreenPower – a government managed renewable energy certification program – in an important next step for Australia’s nascent renewable gas sector.  GreenPower Renewable Gas Certification means renewable gas certificates will be issued for gas produced at the Malabar Biomethane Injection Plant (MBIP) certifying that gas … Continued

Hundreds of Transgrid sparkies take second 24-hour strike for fair pay

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Hundreds of Electrical Trades Union members working for Transgrid will down tools for 24 hours in a fight for wages that match the high cost of living.    The union warns that Friday’s protected industrial action will push out Transgrid’s maintenance backlog and disrupt operations, including to the already troubled Project EnergyConnect – Australia’s largest … Continued

Parliament House sparkies take 24-hour strike

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Electricians and trades staff who keep Parliament House up and running will walk off the job for 24 hours on Monday over poor pay. Members from the Electrical Trades Union, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union and CFMEU will demand fairer wages at a rally on the front lawns as both Houses sit. ETU NSW & ACT … Continued

NSW energy workers to strike for fair pay

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More than 1,000 workers across energy generator TransGrid and distributor Endeavour Energy will on today walk off the job for 24 hours in separate industrial action, to demand a fair pay rise. Electrical Trades Union members will rally at Parramatta Square for a wage deal that keeps pace with living costs that have skyrocketed since … Continued

Allan Government’s Christmas gift to Victorians: job losses, higher house prices and rents – and cooking with coal

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Victorian Minister for Climate Action, Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio has dealt another blow to Victorian homeowners, homebuyers, renters, and manufacturing workers with further unnecessary and ideological measures to restrict Victorians’ energy choices.   Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association of Australia president Ross Jamieson said additional measures contained in today’s update to the Victorian Gas Substitution … Continued

70% income hit shows coal-power workers need transition support

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New data showing coal-fired power workers face a dramatic decline in income after power stations close demonstrates the need for targeted support, the Mining and Energy Union said today. Modelling released by the e61 Institute shows that coal-fired power station workers take a 69% income hit in the first year and still earn 50% less … Continued

Alarm as Callide C found to be operating without approval

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The Mining and Energy Union has expressed alarm at news the Callide C coal power station in Queensland was operating without the required regulatory approval at the time of a dramatic explosion in May 2021. The Australian Energy Regulator yesterday fined CS Energy $67,800 for breaching the National Electricity Law by not being a registered … Continued

Planet Water Foundation Launches Programs Across Six Countries With a Focus on Handwashing to Improve Community Health

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Global Handwashing Day Initiatives Will Impact 36,000 People Across Six Countries With 20 Community-Based Drinking Water Systems PHOENIX, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2023 / In a highly coordinated plan designed to coincide with Global Handwashing Day on Oct. 15, Planet Water Foundation will improve the lives of 36,000 people by deploying 20 of … Continued