Snowy Hydro Enterprise Agreement

The OUAIS is currently working to conclude company negotiations to ensure the creation of the best working conditions and wages before work begins on the huge tunnels, and that union members will maintain these jobs before employing temporary agency workers. The OUAIS opposed the challenge and secured a new agreement with Kaiser which, according to Oliver, “laid the foundation for working conditions throughout construction. This was an improvement, but the prevailing wage rule leads to a slow increase in wages and conditions over time, regardless of the state of the sector or the particular circumstances of the company concerned. For many of these projects, agreements are needed in the Green Prairie. Small cost reductions for these infrastructure projects could save taxpayers billions.

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