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CFMEU Loy Yang stoush could result in outages

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There is potential for power outages across Victoria if a dispute between the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and owners of the Loy Yang B power station is not resolved.

Up to 130 workers could walk off the job unless a new pay deal is brokered between the union and the owners of the power station, GDF Suez.

While a spokesperson told the Herald Sun that there would be enough power in reserve if the B power station was shut down, customers could face disruptions if further complications arose while it was turned off.

Union members at both the Loy Yang B and Yallourn stations have been involved in what's known as a go-slow action for a number of weeks.

Output from the Yallourn station has been reduced by 35 per cent between 4pm and 6pm since March 1, while Loy Yang B has reduced its output by 20 per cent for 12 hours a day since February.

If you are unhappy with your electricity supplier, talk to a comparison and switching service to see if there is a better deal out there for you.

Posted by Charlie Moore