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Alstom workers to rally for job security

rtbu rally RESIZED lydiard st train alstom workers nov 2019 pic bryley med 1

Workers at Ballarat's Alstom factory will rally again tomorrow as they face an uncertain future.

The state government is yet to provide the Creswick Road manufacturing business with a new contract to build new trains, leaving as many as 70 jobs hanging in the balance.

Workers last rallied a fortnight ago outside of Juliana Addison's office on Lydiard Street, calling for more to be done to protect local jobs.

Employees have vowed to protest every fortnight until a new agreement is reached, with workers to rally outside of Jaala Pulford's Dana Street office from midday tomorrow.

Meantime, more protests affecting Ballarat workers could be on the cards, after V/Line workers yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action for better pay and working conditions.

If the strike goes ahead, workers could walk off the job for as short as six minutes, or as long as two full days.

It's thought the strike could begin in just seven days' time, however there is still no confirmation of when the proposed strike would begin.

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