FOUR Longford Esso employees have been fired and three given final notices after alleged bullying.
An Esso spokesperson said the company had taken action in response to what it claims was bullying and harassment against employees of an Esso contractor and followed “a detailed investigation”.
“Esso is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees and contractors at all times,” the spokesperson said.
“We will not comment further on individual personnel matters.”
The Electrical Trades Union’s Peter Mooney said his union would stand up for its members and explore every legal option, but was unable to comment further at this time.
It is understood the employees, some who had worked for the company for many years, were called into an Esso office in Sale on Monday where they were told their employment could be terminated, as security personnel waited nearby.
It is also understood the four sacked workers had union links, including roles of shop stewards, former shop stewards and health and safety representatives.
The ‘final notices’ issued to the three employees are the equivalent of a final warning.