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Inpex and union cut peace deal for 'Aussie jobs'

Mar 03, 2017 - Australian Financial Review

Japanese energy group Inpex has signed a landmark deal with maritime unions on the $34 billion Ichthys LNG project that commits it to preference Australian workers for up to 2000 jobs over the next 13 years.

In return, the militant Maritime Union of Australia has promised to avoid industrial action on the north-west coast project until 2030.

The arrangement, signed last week after 18 months of negotiations with the MUA, the Australian Maritime Officers Union and the Australian Instit...