Here’s a short video by the ETU, on behalf of Tommy Sebasio.
Tommy, an Aboriginal electrician and key figure in his community of Bamaga, worked for Ergon Energy for 20 years, running the power and electricy network for the whole Northern Peninsula.
Tommy and ETU played a key role in highlighting the Safety and Enviroment issues in the Far North QLD, most of which are still outstanding.
Tommy was playing a team leader role for Ergon in the Far North that he was appointed for no extra pay. He performed this role because of his dedication to his community, despite not recieving the pay or resources that he would have recieved had he worked in Cairns.
Ergon fired Tommy after a role performance review FOR A JOB HE WAS NOT GETTING PAID FOR, and brought in contract labour with no cultural sensitivity training and no ties to the community (Ergon still refuses to provide cultural sensitivity to its workers in remote communities).
Check it out: