Workers at Alcoa’s Western Australia alumina operations reject workplace agreement, strike continues

Workers at Alcoa’s alumina and bauxite operations in Western Australia have voted to extend strike action, with approximately 80% of members rejecting a proposed workplace agreement, the Australian Workers Union (AWU) said in a statement on Friday September 7.

Since industrial action began on August 8, Alcoa estimates approximately 15,000 tonnes of alumina production has been cut, with operations capable of producing 9 million tonnes a year, the producer stated in a release today.  

“Our members at [Alcoa] have overwhelmingly rejected the company’s offer to strip away their job security protections with an 80% no vote. This decisive vote should provide management with the impetus to come...

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Hassan Butt

September 07, 2018

14:26 GMT

London