The USU is aware of confirmed and anecdotal cases of Energy Branch members being subjected to abuse from customers and the general public.
Ausgrid is running a campaign titled “Give Us a Wave” in response to its staff being subjected to abuse in instances where power is having to be interrupted. Your union is fully supportive of this campaign.
Given the mutual obligations of employers and employees to ensure the workplace is safe, we ask that anyone who is subjected to abuse, either in person or over the phone, to report it to their supervisor in the first instance and follow that up by notifying their relevant organiser so that we can work with our members and your employers to ensure your safety.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the USU energy organisers below:
Troy Dunne – Sydney Metro Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy & TransGrid
0419 403 076 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Sansom – Newcastle & Hunter Ausgrid
0409 076 633 / email@example.com
Melissa Pond – Newcastle & Hunter TransGrid & Essential Energy
0408 620 741 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mick Jones – Wollongong Endeavour Energy & Essential Energy
0405 020 589 / email@example.com
Ausgrid is running a campaign titled “Give Us a Wave”
Find out more here: https://www.ausgrid.com.au/About-Us/News/The-Give-us-a-Wave-campaign in response to its staff being subjected to abuse in instances where power is having to be interrupted.
The USU is fully supportive of this campaign.