ESSO/UGLy Dispute – Longford, Australia Reaches 700 Days

The dispute in Longford Australia at Esso/Ugly has reached a marathon 700 days on our picket line as we fight back against Exxon Mobil & UGL/CIMIC’s blatant attack on their workers & workers families.

By use of a sham collective agreement signed by just 5 people 2200 miles (3500Km’s) away, Exxon Mobil & UGL/CIMIC successfully slashed wages by 40%, cut 40 years of hard fought conditions, stripped a number of employee allowances & imposed a stand down clause that will see workers at work, but without pay.

We cannot let them get away with this & set precedence to do the same thing anywhere else in the world.

Standing on a picket line 24 hrs per day, 7 days per week takes a lot of hard work from our members & a lot of support from others. So to thank you for your ongoing support, we have uploaded a small 5 minute video to say an extra special thank you to all those who have (& continue) to support us Internationally. We appreciate each & every single one of you & hope to send you some good news soon.

But for the time being, it’s “Stand Up, Fight Back” & “for as long as it takes”.

Please see link below, and feel free to contact me anytime.

In unity & solidarity,

Troy Carter, AMWU Lead Delegate, ESSO/UGL Dispute Australia

+61 419 358 196

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