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21
Apr
2016

CFMEU strikes

CFMEU industrial action at AGL Loy Yang power station and mine places 50% of Victoria’s electricity supply at risk.

Workers are demanding $180,000 per year for a four-day week, including pay to walk to work from the carpark and generous superannuation contributions. They have rejected a 21.5 per cent pay rise over four years.

The CFMEU has been at the heart of the Andrews Labor Government since its first day in office and now it is going to impact household energy prices.

Before the last election, Daniel Andrews said he was committed to reducing household power bills, now after the election he is abandoning that promise and letting the CFMEU drive power bills up.

Daniel Andrews has now had more than 9 months to intervene and call of his CFMEU mates from holding 50 per cent of Victoria’s electricity supplies hostage.

Instead of standing up for the community, he has sat back and let his CFMEU pals run rampant. Either Daniel Andrews can’t control the CFMEU or he won’t, and as a result Victorians are going to be paying the price for his weakness.

Whenever Daniel Andrews has faced a choice between backing his union mates or ordinary Victorians, he has sold-out Victorians every time.

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