Oil-rig workers about to vote on settlement
November 23, 2004
Oil-rig workers about to vote on
The onshore oil-rig workers’ dispute has been
Details of the settlement won’t be available
until after the workers have voted on them this afternoon,
but Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union national
secretary Andrew Little said that the union was satisfied
with the agreement.
Some 100 workers walked off
exploration sites at Taranaki and Taupo on Friday over the
lack of progress in negotiations to renew their
multi-employer collective agreement.
They returned to
work on Sunday after the Employment Court issued an interim
injunction ordering them to do so.
A substantive hearing
into an injunction application by the employers was to be
held in Wellington tomorrow. The hearing will not go ahead
if the settlement is ratified.
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