The Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s (ATSB) report into the tragic Vega Gotland incident of 28 March 2010 – where a Sydney [...]
A series of 24-hour strikes has been called by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) in protest against DP World’s refusal to grant a 5% pay increase and also improve working conditions.
One union representative has accused the company of “unacceptable safety practices”.
In contrast, the MUA has reached an in principle agreement with Australia’s [...]
In the wake of the Qantas battle between management and unions, the country’s waterfront could stand to become the next front in the increasingly tense relationship between employers and their workers’ unions, according to a report by the Australian Financial Review.
With dock worker strikes at three locations and negotiations deadlocked at two others, [...]
Up to 100 wharf workers … held a 24-hour stoppage, which ended at midnight, and they [were] expected to engage in further industrial action on Friday.
The wharfies are seeking improved rostering arrangements and opportunities for career progression and training as drawn-out negotiations continue nationwide with Patrick Bulk and General Stevedoring over a new enterprise [...]
POAGS, a supplier of stevedoring logistics and port management services, said awarding the claim by the Maritime Union of Australia would increase its labour costs by 80 per cent over three years.
Chris Corrigan, the former Patrick chief who took on the union during the historic 1998 waterfront dispute, is chairman of POAGS.
The union’s [...]
A strike at ports across the nation is almost certain to go ahead after the Maritime Union of Australia last night told the stevedoring firm Patrick it would not attend a conciliation meeting this afternoon.
Although the two sides met in Port Botany yesterday to discuss issues at the Sydney freight terminal, the Herald understands [...]
[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 [...]
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 [...]
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) workers at Patrick’s bulk and general cargo facilities in Geelong will take the protected action, beginning with reduced shifts at the weekend and a 24-work stoppage on Monday.
The MUA says the strike comes after failed negotiations with management over a new enterprise bargaining agreement seeking better [...]
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