Dozens of dock workers have blockaded one of Perth’s busiest ports, as the Maritime Union of Australia began a four-day strike over pay and rosters.
The strike follows a failed Enterprise Bargaining negotiation with the Fremantle Ports Authority.
Fremantle Ports management said some boats had successfully moored at Fremantle Harbour, despite most of the mooring staff being on strike.
But MUA members successfully blockaded a coal ship that was due to unload at Kwinana Port.
WA Treasurer Troy Buswell branded the union’s demands as ‘fanciful’ in the current economic climate.