More than 1,000 workers across energy generator TransGrid and distributor Endeavour Energy are off the job for 24 hours to demand a fair pay rise.
Electrical Trades Union members will rally for a wage deal that keeps pace with living costs that have skyrocketed since the pandemic.
At Endeavour Energy, wages have risen just 10.5 per cent since 2019 while inflation is up 18 per cent.
ETU NSW/ACT Secretary, Allen Hicks, said, “These privatised energy operators are raking it in, while workers’ pay has plummeted in real terms.
“Workers simply cannot afford to keep going backwards. Pay rises have moved at half the rate of the inflation. Take home pay is shrinking.”
Mr Hicks assure emergency crews would attend to any life threatening situations.