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Published: 21 May 2018
The CFMEU Mining and Energy division has welcomed the decision by AGL Energy to decline an offer by Alinta Energy to purchase the Liddell Power Station.
The union successfully negotiated an agreement with AGL for a plan to protect the job security of the 300 workers at the plant, through repurposing the Liddell site to and investing in an upgrade of the nearby Bayswater power station.
“Last year AGL made a commitment to us that there would be no forced redundancies of the Liddell workers, and we are pleased they are continuing with these plans,” CFMEU Mining and Energy Division National President Tony Maher said.
“The offer by Alinta to purchase Liddell was unsolicited and ambiguous, and the union has no confidence that jobs would be secure under such a plan.
“We have an agreement with AGL that all existing employees would be able to remain in employment at either Bayswater or the repurposed Liddell, or take a voluntary redundancy.
“There is no plan on the table that can guarantee those outcomes.
“AGL’s decision is a sensible one.”
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