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DP WORLD MUA Industrial Action Threatened For Brisbane as well as Sydney & Melbourne Terminals

Sep 30

DP World Australia today received notice that the Maritime Union of Australia will lead protected action at our Brisbane terminal, in addition to our Melbourne and Sydney terminals this week.

The MUA has advised it will take limited industrial action on Friday, 3 October in Brisbane.
Limited stoppages will occur from 1100 hours, Friday 3 October until 1500 hours, Friday 3rd October 2014; and from 1500 hours, Friday 3 October until 2300 hours, Friday 3 October 2014.

The action in Brisbane will follow limited industrial action on Wednesday, 1 October in Sydney and on Thursday, 2 October in Melbourne, in support of their Enterprise Agreement demands.

As stated on Friday, DP World Australia strongly disagrees with this action and believes it is neither required nor deserved.

This action is disruptive to our customers and to the broader transport and logistics industry, which depend on efficient and reliable waterside operation through our terminals.

We repeat: DP World Australia believes both parties would be better served to continue negotiations in good faith. We urge the MUA to withdraw their threat of protected action and return to the negotiating table.

We will do everything possible to minimise impact to our customers.

Further information will be made available in the coming days.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Posted: 4 years 7.7 months ago
Tags: DP, World, MUA, BNE