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Shell Thumbs Its Nose at Dockers & Eagles Fans

Release date: 24/09/2015

TWU WA BRANCH MEDIA RELEASE, 24 September 2015

Aircraft refuelers furious over oil company’s no show

100% of local aircraft refuelers have voted in a secret ballot to take protected industrial action against their employer ZIP Airport Services – who are owned by the Shell Oil Company.
 
The results of the ballot became known yesterday.
 
And the chance of a refuelers strike in the lead-up to the AFL Grand Final worsened when Shell ZIP management failed to turn up to a prearranged meeting yesterday with the TWU and drivers.  
 
TWU state secretary Mr Tim Dawson said the TWU had hoped to avoid any inconvenience to Dockers and Eagles fans flying to the Grand Final but he could no longer rule out that possibility.
 
“The drivers are extremely angry at the utter arrogance of Shell ZIP. And the company obviously has little concern for airline passengers.” Mr Dawson stated.
 
The Union must give 72 hours’ notice of any strike action and the TWU and drivers are now assessing when that might occur.

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