1. Most Discussed
  2. Gainers & Losers

Power workers could go on strike within days,

  1. joe a

    6,113 Posts.

    POWER workers could go on strike within days, potentially disrupting electricity supply to homes and business across the state after union demands for an 8 per cent pay deal and security on a range of generous perks was knocked back.
    Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy workers were balloted about industrial action in January after enterprise bargaining negotiations with the Baird government collapsed.
    The votes were counted yesterday and workers from both companies endorsed a range of measures, including indefinite strikes, bans on call-outs, and using clauses allowing workers to return to work depots for lunch and to use the toilet.
    More than 87 per cent of Ausgrid staff and 76 per cent of Endeavour staff voted for strikes, the Electrical Trades Union said.
    The ETU and the United Services Union, which represent 9000 workers who maintain electricity networks across large parts of NSW, must give state-owned Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy seven working days’ notice before launching industrial action.
    Bill Shorten is rallying the Union troops in the background.
    He is getting the few extra votes by stealth to knock off the electorates Labor requires, to win the states.
    This action in NSW is preceding the NSW election.
    Labor will then have all the Eastern states prior to the Federal election!!

Before making any financial decisions based on what you read, always consult an advisor or expert.

The HotCopper website is operated by Report Card Pty Ltd. Any information posted on the website has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and as such, you should before acting on the information or advice, consider the appropriateness of the information or advice in relation to your objectives, financial situation or needs. Please be aware that any information posted on this site should not be considered to be financial product advice.

From time to time comments aimed at manipulating other investors may appear on these forums. Posters may post overly optimistic or pessimistic comments on particular stocks, in an attempt to influence other investors. It is not possible for management to moderate all posts so some misleading and inaccurate posts may still appear on these forums. If you do have serious concerns with a post or posts you should report a Terms of Use Violation (TOU) on the link above. Unless specifically stated persons posting on this site are NOT investment advisors and do NOT hold the necessary licence, or have any formal training, to give investment advice.


Thank you for visiting HotCopper

We have detected that you are running ad blocking software.

HotCopper relies on revenue generated from advertisers. Kindly disable your ad blocking software to return to the HotCopper website.

I understand, I have disabled my ad blocker. Let me in!

Need help? Click here for support.