Statement by AWU re GFG Alliance

Australian Workers' Union

Statement by AWU National Secretary Daniel Walton regarding GFG Alliance

“Our understanding is the deals concerning the Whyalla steelworks and Tahmoor coal operations are continuing to move forward, which comes as little surprise because the fundamentals of these operations are strong.

“I know from talking to our counterparts overseas that the Australian operations are, thankfully for us, in a very different position to operations elsewhere.

“Obviously, the uncertainty of this situation is stressful for our members and their communities, but I think all can take heart from the strong underlying performance and positive prospects of both businesses.

“The simple fact is Australia needs these operations to continue because they are critical to our sovereign capability.

“I look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders to ensure our members can continue producing great quality steel for our nation.”

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