The Australian Staff Union has savaged vitality big BP, describing its transfer to terminate an expired enterprise settlement with Kwinana refinery employees as an act of “industrial bastardry”.
Over 16 months BP and operations and lab staff at WA’s solely gasoline refinery met 42 occasions to debate a brand new settlement however negotiations broke down this week. The corporate utilized to the Truthful Work Fee to have the settlement terminated yesterday.
The refinery processes crude oil into fuels comparable to petroleum and diesel, which can be distributed to service stations across the state. Lab employees carry out high quality management assessments on the gasoline.
In an announcement BP stated the present settlement harm the competitiveness of the corporate, limiting productiveness, effectivity and adaptability.
BP Kwinana Refinery Supervisor Brett Swayn stated it was not a call taken frivolously, nor was it their most well-liked method.