Hundreds of M'boro Downer workers walk off on strike
HUNDREDS of workers have walked off the job at Maryborough's Downer EDI factory in union-led strike action.
Staff at the Heritage City's factory left about 10.30am on Friday and gathered in the carpark near Maryborough's Bunnings Warehouse.
Union representatives were tight-lipped over the reason for the strike.
The Chronicle understands the action is in relation to an ongoing pay dispute within the company.
It comes less than a year after the State Government announced the troubled New Generation Rollingstock trains, which had major mechanical issues, would be repaired by staff at the Maryborough site.
A Downer spokeswoman told the Chronicle she was confident the strike would not affect the work schedule
During the strike, the workers donated $5000 of their own money to the Farmers Drought appeal.