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Chevron LNG plant workers in Australia vote for strike

08/25/2023 - 03:38

The protests are planned as demonstrations at two locations in Wheatstone and Gorgon.

Roo Reynolds 
Roo Reynolds 
Two sites in Gorgon and Wheatstone that are owned by the Australian branch of the multinational oil and gas corporation Chevron received votes in favor of a strike, reports Reuters.

Over 99% of the 433 workers who participated in the ballot backed the stoppage of production, according to a statement from the trade union groups "Maritime Union of Australia" and "Australian Workers Union".

Employees of Chevron may then take actions that include refusing to fill LNG vessels and ceasing all operations at industrial facilities. Now, the two unions' umbrella body, the Offshore Alliance, has the authority to call a strike, but it must also give Chevron seven working days' notice.

Employees at Chevron's Wheatstone and Gorgon operations have 10 days as of August 10 to decide whether to go on strike.