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NUW workers take protected action over Thales EBA

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Protected industrial action against defence contractor Thales began on Wednesday and will include a four-hour stoppage today.

The Chronicle reported on Thursday that National Union of Workers were taking action over an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, which ended in December, with a new one yet to be agreed to. Thales has a contact with the Australian Defence Force to transport, maintain and store explosives at 17 sites country-wide.

The NUW's Alex Snowball said that the explosive ordnance workers were among the lowliest-paid at Thales.

"Thales' explosive ordnance workers are seeking a fair agreement that will take a step towards pay equality with other workers doing similar work and provide fair compensation for the risky work they do with dangerous goods," said Snowball.

According to  the Musswellbrook Chronicle reports that protected industrial action today will go ahead at Defence Establishment Denman. There will be a ban on loading and unloading trucks at 17 depots across the country.

“Thales’ explosive ordnance workers are seeking a fair Agreement that will take a step towards pay equality with other workers doing similar work and provide fair compensation for the risky work they do with dangerous goods,” said Snowball.

Image: defence.gov.au

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