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MONEY & BUSINESS: Chevron pulls contract crew from Australia LNG project as strikes begin – unions – One America News Network

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(Reuters) – Chevron Corp started withdrawing contractor workers from its Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Saturday, shortly after staff went on strike at two major projects in Australia, a union coalition said.

“Chevron chartered a special flight this morning to Barrow Island to evacuate 50 blue and white collar contract crew off the Gorgon Project,” Offshore Alliance said in a Facebook post.

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The two sides are at odds over issues including pay, job security, rosters and rules around overtime and transfers between Chevron facilities.

“We will continue to take steps to maintain safe and reliable operations in the event of disruption at our facilities,” a spokesperson for Chevron told Reuters.

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Workers at Chevron’s LNG projects in Australia started strike action on Friday after talks broke down, potentially disrupting output from facilities that account for over 5% of global supply.

No further talks were scheduled between the unions and the U.S. energy major, according to the website of the Fair Work Commission, Australia’s industrial umpire, which had mediated five days of negotiations.

Australia is the world’s biggest LNG exporter and its main buyers are in Asia.

The dispute over wages and conditions at Chevron’s Gorgon and Wheatstone operations has supported British and European gas prices, as traders anticipate lower Australian supplies would intensify competition from other sources.

(Reporting by Jyoti Narayan in Bengaluru; Editing by Tomasz Janowski and Mike Harrison)





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