A strike on Brisbane’s Patrick wharves has been averted, with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) to meet with the company instead.
A union spokesman said as a result of Patrick agreeing to meet on pay negotiations this week, a strike notice for Friday was being revoked.
“The action in Brisbane is being revoked as [...]
The Hoegh Seoul was held up in Geelong after the Maritime Union of Australia raised safety concerns. The ship had been rerouted from Melbourne during union contract negotiations.
The unloading of 600 vehicles from a ship at Geelong’s Lascelles Wharf was stalled [last week] after the maritime union raised health and safety concerns with [...]
[UPDATE: "MUA Waterfront Strike Off as Pay talks Resume"]
Planned industrial action at major ports around Australia could interrupt the export of agricultural produce.
The Maritime Union of Australia has won the right for its members to take “protected industrial action” following a breakdown in enterprise bargaining negotiations with major stevedoring company Patrick.
The MUA [...]
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has agreed to halt a proposed waterfront strike and believes it is making progress in negotiations with stevedoring company Patrick over a new pay deal.
Patrick launched legal action in Fair Work Australia on Friday in a bid to halt planned MUA strikes at ports across Australia over the [...]
The MUA is planning strikes at ports in Sydney, Melbourne (pictured above), Fremantle and possibly Brisbane from Saturday unless Patrick agrees to key demands on wages and safety.
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
A new waterfront battle is looming with planned strikes by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) set to cripple stevedoring company [...]
Lloyd’s List Daily Commercial News reported yesterday:
Representatives of Patrick and the Maritime Union of Australia will meet for a second day of negotiations today, aimed at resolving a dispute over pay and conditions for bulk and general workers.
A spokesperson for the MUA said talks with Patrick bulk and general resumed in Sydney [...]
Reith tried — and failed — to undermine the Maritime Union of Australia when he was Australia's Workplace Relations Minister in 1998.
Australian businesses will be forced to deal increasingly with militant unionists this year as the individual contracts of their employees expire and unions exploit generous right-of-entry clauses in Labor’s Fair Work Act.
The container that fell 12 meters and narrowly missed two workers was severely overloaded and the third accident this month at Darwin Port, said the MUA.
Two workers at the Darwin Port had to run to avoid a shipping container crashing onto East Arm Wharf at the weekend, the Maritime Union of Australia says.
Unions and business officials have hit out over claims that Newcastle’s bid for a container terminal was being sabotaged from within the Labor Party.
Maritime Union of Australia Newcastle secretary Jim Boyle said he was infuriated that behind-the-scenes in-fighting was holding back the Hunter’s economic development.
‘‘You just shake your head when you hear about [...]
It comes at a time when the Canberra is looking to foster domestic coastal shipping options to address a chronic maritime skills shortage through tighter controls over coastal service permits for international ships.
This is an issue high on the agenda of the Maritime Union of Australia but one whose implementation is of immense concern [...]
In July, MUA members held a memorial for their fellow longshore workers who were killed on the job.
After previously flatly rejecting safety concerns raised by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), the union says Patrick Stevedores has agreed to return to the negotiating table.
MUA members at Webb Dock voted to return to [...]
A dispute between the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Ports of Auckland which flared late last year appears to have now been resolved.
In a letter to Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), which was reported on the Maritime Union of Australia’s Website in November, ITF maritime co-ordinator Steve Cotton had called for the port [...]
A former Patrick employee was suspended, reprimanded and threatened for raising safety breaches where workers' lives were at risk.
The Maritime Union of Australia welcomed the Jan. 17 Melbourne Magistrate Court findings that Patrick Stevedores was guilty of discrimination against a health and safety representative under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 [...]
Trade unions and port operators are backing the first-ever national ports strategy, unveiled by the federal government.
Under the strategy, port operators will be required to publish 15- to 30-year master plans that detail the expected growth in trade activity as well as the facilities required to handle that growth.
“Queues, either by ships at [...]
MUA in Geelong. Photo courtesy of Lloyd's List/DCN.
AUSTRALIA: Workers at Patrick stevedores in Geelong will walk off the job for two days from today.
It is the third strike at Patrick ports across the country in the past two weeks, as the Maritime Union of Australia puts pressure on Patrick’s listed owner, [...]