Offshore Alliance workers strike enterprise deal with Chevron

Aerial image of Chevron's Wheatstone LNG plant (workers)
Chevron's Wheatstone LNG plant

Australia’s Offshore Alliance has called off strikes at Chevron’s two major local liquefied natural gas (LNG) local projects.

The union and Chevron accepted proposals from the country’s industrial arbitrator, resolving a wage fight that has continued since early August.

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Chevron had been negotiating with the workers for months at the same as Australia’s Woodside Energy, which averted strikes last month after reaching a deal.

The proposed enterprise agreements, which incorporate the Commissioner’s recommendations, contain substantial improvements in terms and conditions of employment including increased remuneration, job security, locked-in rosters, career progression and returning all employees to a 40% roster.

The Offshore Alliance will now work with Chevron to finalise the drafting of the three agreements and members will soon cease current industrial action.

Offshore Alliance spokesperson AWU WA Secretary Brad Gandy said Offshore Alliance members carefully considered Commissioner Riordan’s recommendation before endorsing it.

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“Commissioner Riordan’s recommendation contains substantial improvements in terms and conditions of employment including increased remuneration, job security, locked-in rosters, career progression and returning all employees to a 40% roster,” Gandy said.

“The Offshore Alliance will now work with Chevron to finalise the drafting of the agreement and members will soon cease current industrial action.”

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