Chevron lawsuit sparks threat to Gorgon by MUA

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has threatened to disrupt supplies to the multi-billion-dollar Gorgon gas project in Western Australia‘s Pilbara over a legal suit mounted by Chevron.

The union reportedly applies a “port of convenience” designation where health and safety standards or working conditions are below those considered acceptable by international transport unions.

MUA national secretary Paddy Crumlin has told the International Transport Worker’s Federation congress in Bulgaria that the island could be declared a “port of convenience” if the union is excluded from it.

Chevron has blamed the union for cost blowouts at its Gorgon gas project on Barrow Island, off the WA coast.

Read more here: ABC

    

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