Protestors have blocked access to the Mackay office of engineering company FKG to demand that they step back from plans to help build the rail line for the Adani coal mine.
Backed by dozens of supporters, Graphic Designer Emma Capp, 45, locked herself onto the gates of the facility, stopping work for a number of hours.
The action followed an FKG employee leaking an email on the company’s negotiations with BMD, the major contractor responsible for the Adani mine’s rail network.
FKG have refused to comment on the claims.
‘Companies whose business model is to profit from the destruction of our climate can expect resistance,’ Ms Capp said.
‘That includes 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.
‘FKG should follow the lead of 60 other companies and publicly state they will not work with Adani,’ Ms Capp said.
‘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.’