2017 Victorian "Spirit of Eureka Award' Winners

2017_SoE_CThe Longford workers and their partners received the 2017 Spirit of Eureka Award, a framed reproduction of the rebel miners swearing allegiance to the Southern Cross, along with a Spirit of Eureka badge for every worker on the picket line. The plaque read, “Awarded to the Longford maintenance workers in recognition of their inspiring struggle”.

For more than 160 days Longford Esso (Gippsland, Victoria) maintenance workers and their supporters have been on a community picket resisting ExxonMobil (Esso parenting company) savage attacks on their wages and working conditions.

The workers were visibly moved and honoured to have received this year’s Eureka award.  They paid special tribute and thanks to their partners who have stood with them without wavering