In addition, the 2015 agreement removed a standstill clause in all previous EAs, which allowed the company to more quickly impose changes to employment and compensation agreements in order to meet shareholder demands. Some 2,500 steelmakers at the BlueScope plant in Port Kembla, near Wollongong, south of Sydney, will begin two weeks of rolling stoppages on Monday. The work stoppages are part of a long dispute over the company`s offer to impose further cuts in wages and conditions in a new company agreement (EA). Anna Patty is a senior writer for The Sydney Morning Herald, with a focus on higher education. She is a former employment editor, education writer, public policy journalist and health journalist.