With no word from the state government for the 70 Alstom workers in Ballarat about new train construction projects, unions will send a message directly at the Labor Party's state conference on Saturday.
The Rail, Tram, and Bus Union will move a motion at the conference calling for the government "to commit to a new substantive order of trains that will provide security and certainty for the community employed and supported by the Ballarat Workshops".
The motion also demands a roundtable with unions and "local community" to "ensure a genuine rolling stock strategy is implemented".
Workers, including another 30 new apprentices and hundreds of indirect supply jobs, have been in limbo as work on the current order of trains nears completion.
Alstom had been engaged to design the X'Trapolis 2.0 metropolitan train, but the state government has not yet made an order for the new trains.
When work on the current project is finished, workers are concerned the factory could close.
RBTU representative Luke Cornish said he and other workers were anxious.
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"We've got work until late February, and that's around about it," he said.
"We just feel on the shop floor that we need Mr Andrews to stand up."
Mr Cornish said last time there was a gap between projects, the company had paid for its employees to work on community projects like painting schools.
He added he was disappointed a union motion in August calling for a response from the government had not been responded to.
"(Mr Andrews) was campaigning in 2014, he came here and said these workshops would never close," he said.
"In 2017, (Public Transport Minister) Jacinta Allan said there's something in the pipeline - we're sick of these promises, we need action.
"We've just seen the losses at MaxiTrans, manufacturing isn't going real well.
"It's about time the Labor government come through on their promises, give us a good Christmas present."
The RBTU's branch secretary Luba Grigorovitch said in a statement the motion will be submitted to "ensure commitments made about these important regional jobs are not simply swept under the rug".
"We aim collectively to hold decision makers accountable in support of members and the Ballarat community," she said.
"The government has had five years to deliver certainty for the local workforce, it's disappointing we are still left waiting at the 11th hour."
The state government has been contacted for comment.
In September, a spokesperson said a decision will be made on the X'Trapolis 2.0 project "once a thorough assessment has been completed, which includes consideration of the design, value for the state and needs of the network".
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