The Minister for Industrial Relations will make an application to the Fair Work Commission to seek a termination of the industrial action at AGL Loy Yang.
This is to protect Victoria’s electricity supplies.
The ETU has notified of industrial action that could close Loy Yang A and Loy Yang B Power Stations.
In response, AGL has notified that they would seek to lock out all workers on 15 May, 2017.
The Victorian Government is taking this action to ensure that power supplies are not put at risk.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins
“The protracted negotiations between AGL and its workforce commenced in 2015 and must be resolved.”
“The Government will ask the Fair Work Commission to terminate this protected industrial action before any closure can occur.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio
“Victorian families and businesses can be assured that this action will ensure our state’s energy supply is not put at risk.”