15/10/2019

A group of 25 people have blocked access to the Mackay office of engineering company FKG this morning, demanding they reject work building the rail line for Adani’s controversial Carmichael mine.

45 year old graphic designer Emma Kapp locked herself to the gates of the facility, stopping work while surrounded by 25 supporters.

This disruption is a result of an FKG staff member leaking information on the company’s status in negotiations with major contractor BMD for Adani’s Carmichael Rail Network. FKG have not denied the claims.

Ms Kapp said “companies whose business model is to profit from the destruction of our climate can expect resistance. Resistance from their own staff members who do not want their work going towards projects that cause climate breakdown, and resistance from members of the community who will not allow our plant’s future to be sold off.”

This is the second protest in two days targeting FKG, following a woman locking herself to a truck at their Brisbane office yesterday. Last week engineering firm Cardno became the 60th company to publicly rule out working with Adani.

Ms Kapp said “FKG should follow the lead of 60 other companies and publicly state they will not work with Adani. The work on Adani’s rail line is not worth the damage it will do their image, and it’s not worth the impact it will have on our climate and water. FKG have stated they have a commitment to “quality, safety and environment”. We urge them then to reject Adani’s mine and instead work on projects that go towards a safe and sustainable future for all of us, otherwise we will be forced to take more actions like this.

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