Ichthys workers get new deals

Monadelphous workers on Ichthys had previously all been casual workers, but the Offshore Alliance and the Electrical Trades Union said, through negotiations, 70 per cent of their members have now been offered full time permanent positions.

The new enterprise bargaining agreement has been granted by the Fair Work Commission, and in a post on the group’s Facebook page the Offshore Alliance warned other oil and gas employers it would continue to seek better conditions for workers.

“Our members’ families will reap the benefits of knowing that they can secure a bank loan, plan a holiday and be confident of paying the bills,” the group said.

“The Offshore Alliance want as many of our members as possible to have the opportunity of having secure jobs.

“This means permanency without pay-cuts. We hope you are listening Woodside and Chevron.”

Monadelphous has a long-term contract with Ichthys operator INPEX for offshore maintenance services on the project.

The Ichthys gas field sits off the coast of Western Australia.

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