Unions accused of strangling gas boom on the waterfront

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CRUCIAL materials needed to build Australia’s biggest resources development – Chevron’s $52 billion Gorgon gas plant in Western Australia – are banking up on the wharves at the Australian Marine Complex,Pain management goes high,, near Perth, in the latest blow to the project.
Chevron claims the 40 per pent cost blowout it has experienced so far on the Gorgon project at Barrow Island,, 1000km to the north,, is linked to the poor labour productivity and go-slow tactics of the militant Maritime Union of Australia.