There are turbulent waters among the workers on fuel shipping vessels and their Union’s position on fair wages from big oil companies. The Union representing the workers aboard the large tanker vessels is arguing that their workers are underpaid by big companies like BP and Caltex, while they are operating in Australian waters. The Union is asking Fair Work Ombudsman to hold the company accountable and attempt to reclaim some or all of the $255,000 that workers were underpaid while recently working aboard a Transpetrol vessel.
- Workers on fuel shipping cargo vessels are upset about their underpayments.
- The worker’s Union is asking that Fair Work Ombudsman hold the big petroleum companies accountable.
- Men on a Transpetrol vessel were reportedly underpaid $255,000 for a trip chartered by BP and Caltex.
“The Fair Work Ombudsman stated that no allegations were levelled at Caltex or BP, however International Transport Federation Australian National Co-ordinator Dean Summers said Australian charterers should not be allowed to turn a blind eye to underpayments.”