Union fury as BHP sends South Flank steel work offshore

Original article by Sean Smith
The West Australian – Page: Online : 15-Aug-18

BHP Billiton has attracted criticism for awarding a steel contract associated with its South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara to China’s Tianjin BOMESC Offshore Engineering Company. BHP has indicated that it was necessary to give the steel fabrication contract to an offshore company to ensure that the work is completed on time. Steve McCartney, the state secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, says local steel fabricators should have been given the contract, adding that Premier Mark McGowan should intervene.

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BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, TIANJIN BOMESC OFFSHORE ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED, AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURING WORKERS’ UNION, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET

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