As State Secretary of the mighty ETU, I couldn’t be prouder of the Ergon and Energex crews who have worked in atrocious conditions to get the power back on after last Sunday’s storm. Here’s some facts.
There were more than 265,000 lightning strikes, 500 fallen power lines and more than 130,000 houses without power on Sunday night. However with up to 700 workers from the public-owned Energex and Ergon working around the clock by Tuesday morning there were less than 2500 without power and only in heavily wooded and hard to reach areas.
That’s a bloody fantastic effort and the fact that the Energex crews were aided by Ergon crews from Kingaroy, Bundaberg, Maryborough, Toowoomba,Warwick and Murgon shows the social benefit of fighting so hard to keep these assets in public hands through the Not4Sale campaign. With more wild weather on the way, I’m sure they will continue the great work, stay safe and come home.
…Oh and by the way the thanks and gratitude shown by our biggest supporter Des Houghton…never happened, what a surprise. Not. Cheers Ongy