The rising price of electricity is the hottest – and least understood – issue affecting consumers today.
"I have been involved in the Union for over 18 years and have seen the Union achieve some fantastic wages and conditions for members."
ETU Assistant Secretary
Wes has been a Branch Organiser since 1997 and an Assistant Secretary since 2011. He started out as a linesman from the Transport Sector, completing his apprenticeship in 1991. Wes started with the ETU as an Organiser looking after power industry companies Jemena and SP Ausnet, Mt Buller Maintenance, Mt Beauty Hydro, ABB Switchboards and ETTA Training. He has been involved in the Union both as a Delegate and Organiser since 1991 and is a current State Councillor representing the power industry in addition to his duties as Branch Assistant Secretary.
'I have been involved in the Union for over 18 years and have seen the Union achieve some fantastic wages and conditions for members.
'In the power industry, we have the best Delegate networks and the most committed bunch of Union guys you could ever meet. This industry has been through monumental change.
'Bosses will always try to find a way to challenge our hard-fought achievements. All of the EBA negotiations and rates of pay we have won over the years haven't been by accident. The 36-hour week campaign in the power industry, the introduction of the Extreme Conditions payment, picket lines in manufacturing to support members' job security and higher rates of pay are issues we can all be proud of. We never rest on our past achievements, and always strive for better rates of pay and to help each other sort out issues.
Email Wes: email@example.com
Phone Wes: 0417 552 775