Gujarat NRE Coking Coal union representatives will meet with the company’s new owners on Friday, in the hope of pinning down an answer to when their members will next be paid.
On Thursday, CFMEU southwestern district vice president Bob Timbs said he simply hoped to get ‘‘money’’ out of the talk with Jindal Steel, which is scheduled for 10am at Dapto Leagues Club.
It is believed the workers are owed about $5 million in wages after more than four weeks without pay.
‘‘What we will be seeking in tomorrow’s [Friday] meeting is an undertaking of when lost wages will be paid and also a guarantee of future wages and employment for our members,’’ Mr Timbs said.
‘‘If we can’t get any solid guarantees from the NRE-Jindal management, we will certainly be going to our rank and file members with some recommendations and be seeking direction from them on what we do.’’
When pressed on what these recommendations might be if payment was not forthcoming, Mr Timbs said he did not wish to comment.
CFMEU members are invited to gather at noon at the Leagues Club to hear the outcome of the meeting.