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Longford picket line comes to an end

After a 2 year long running dispute at Esso facilities with Esso Contractor UGL/MTCT, an agreement has been reached between UGL/MTCT and the AWU, AMWU, ETU and members in order to bring an end to the long running dispute.

The AMWU are incredibly proud of our members for their determination to see this through, 24 hours a day, seven days a week since this dispute began, enduring all forms of harsh weather, sticking up for what they believed in no matter what challenges arose.

The parties have been in dispute over the awarding of a contract to undertake maintenance services at the onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities of Esso Australia in Victoria to UGL/MTCT.

The dispute was in relation to the alleged reduction of terms and conditions of employment by UGL/MTCT and a change of the off-shore roster in comparison with the former contractor UGLK.

A common sense approach by the parties has ended this long running dispute. The Agreement will lay the foundation to end one of Australia’s longest running modern day disputes.

The efforts of many people over an extensive period of time are responsible for bringing the parties together to reach this Agreement and end this dispute.

The AMWU on behalf of all our members and the other unions involved in this dispute would like to acknowledge and thank all people and the whole Union movement for their support they have received during the past 2 years.

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