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This morning around 50 NUW members at Caltex’s site in Lytton, Queensland commenced indefinite industrial action.

Caltex’s Lytton site manufactures lubricants and motor oils, and its key clients are mining companies. It is the only Caltex lubricant manufacturing plant in the country.

Members decided to take indefinite action following attempts by the company to cut workers wages by 15%.

NUW members at Caltex have been pursuing a modest annual increase in line with CPI, to protect their current conditions.

The threatened wage cut comes as Caltex announced historic profits of $522 million this year. Caltex CEO, Julian Segal, received $14 million dollars following this profit surge.

NUW members reject a wage cut of 15%. Members have contributed to the success of the company, and its profits, and don’t expect to have their wages taken away from them.

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