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Created Fri 13/01/2017, Last Updated Fri 13/01/2017

Fair Work Commission failed in its duty to consider workers over termination of Loy Yang EBA

The Fair Work Commission has failed in in its duty to consider the circumstances of workers in its decision to terminate the Loy Yang power plant enterprise bargaining agreement, CFMEU Mining and Energy Victorian District Secretary, Geoff Dyke has said.

The Fair Work Commission yesterday scrapped the existing EBA at Loy Yang power plant, which has now reverted to the Electrical Industry Award 2010.

Mr Dyke said that workers would be at an extreme disadvantage under this award, forcing workers to accept severe pay cuts and insecure work conditions.

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Created Mon 9/01/2017, Last Updated Tue 10/01/2017

Sad loss of Frank McCarron

Our Union is saddened by the passing of distinguished retired Northern District miner Frank McCarron last Saturday.

Frank was a former Miners Federation Central Councillor (serving at the same time as General Secretary Andrew Vickers), a member of our Union’s Northern District Board of Management and President of the Liddell Miners Lodge.

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Created Thu 15/12/2016, Last Updated Thu 15/12/2016

Loy Yang workers to take protected industrial action following AGL’s refusal to bargain in good faith

Workers in AGL’s Loy Yang power plant will be taking protected industrial action on 28 December. The stop work action follows 14 months of attempts to bargain with AGL who refuses to genuinely bargain for a fair outcome for workers.

CFMEU Mining and Energy Victorian District Secretary, Geoff Dyke said he is disappointed the company has been unwilling to bring an end to the industrial dispute, instead attempting to pressure workers to accept insecure workplace conditions.