Workers at Worsley are facing a grim Christmas with over 100 employees working for AE&E having no guarantees of their unpaid entitlements or future work.
AE&E announced overnight that it was entering administration, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has demanded a guarantee that all money and leave entitlements owed will be paid out to AE&E employees by the company’s administrator.
“This decision couldn’t come at a worse time for Collie workers and their families, just eleven months after Griffin Coal went into administration, we are faced with the same situation at Worsley” Australian Manufacturing Workers Union State Secretary, Steve McCartney said today.
Despite repeated AMWU written demands for assurances for workers entitlements AE&E has consistently refused respond formally to union concerns for workers jobs and entitlements.
“Given AE&E’s recent record of being evicted from the Sino Iron Ore Project for failing to meet its obligations as a contractor, why should our members trust merely their word, why won’t they put anything in writing?
“Workers and their families in Collie deserve to be assured of their entitlements and future employment on this project” Steve McCartney said.
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Owen Whittle – 92230800 or 0408877136