Strike action should not affect Leslie Dam

STRIKE action against Sunwater by the Electrical Trade Union is not expected to affect Leslie Dam, a Sunwater spokeswoman said.

Electricians employed by state owned Bulk water provider Sunwater will walk off the job tomorrow morning due to concerns over negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement.

The industrial action will affect many regional Queensland centres particularly, Moranbah and Blackwater mines, Bundaberg sugar, irrigators, the Surat Basin and any entities that rely on Sunwater for their supply.

The action is a" last resort" according to Electrical Trades Union Organiser Scott Reichman.

"We have taken this action because of the Newman Government's interference in the bargaining process that has resulted in our members facing significant reductions in conditions and pay," he said.

"The Government is requiring Sunwater to strip away job security, consultation and mutual agreement provisions while increasing working hours for no extra pay, it is clearly another case of Newman's anti worker agenda"

Negotiations have been ongoing since May.



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