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AWU to fight for workers through Esso’s decommissioning and transition

November 14, 2022 10:37 am Published by

Almost 60 years after the first oil and gas was discovered in Bass Strait the end is nigh - but with Esso Australia well advanced in planning for the decommissioning, dismantling or limited repurposing of its rigs, and for future energy projects, it’s essential that union members play a big part on the process.

Vale Ferdinando “Nando” Lelli

November 6, 2022 7:55 pm Published by

The passing of Ferdinando (Nando) Lelli is a day of great sadness, closing a chapter on one of Illawarra’s greatest labor leaders of modern times. A participant from Italy in Australia’s post war migration program, Nando’s rise from a laboring role in the Shipping Department at Australian Iron and Steel (AIS) to lead the biggest union on the South Coast, the Port Kembla Branch of the Federated Ironworkers Union (FIA), triggered multiple, turbulent transformations, within the branch and its industrial philosophies, particularly with major employers like BHP and the regional labour movement itself.