PROTECTED INDUSTRIAL ACTION ACROSS AUSTRALIAN WHARFS - DP WORLD
As reported on the MUA website, Wharfies are striking for 48 hours at DP World’s Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle container terminals, and for 96 hours in Melbourne, to fight against automation, outsourcing, cuts to income protection insurance, and dishonest bargaining by the company which is trying to use change provisions in existing agreements to secure outcomes it cannot bargain into new agreements.
The two day strike, which begins Monday morning in Brisbane, is the first in a series of 48 to 96 hour work stoppages planned for container terminals in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Fremantle run by Australia’s largest stevedore. Sydney and Fremantle workers will strike this Thursday and Friday, and Melbourne will be out from Wednesday until Sunday morning.
Please see below planned stoppages:
Monday 8 July 2019 - BRISBANE: Vessel operations and road operations to the Old Terminal stopped from 0600hrs for a 48 hour period. Road operations to the automated modules will continue as normal.
Wednesday 10 July 2019 - MELBOURNE: All terminal operations will be stopped from 0600hrs for a 48 hour period
Thursday 11 July 2019 - FREMANTLE: All terminal operations will be stopped from 0600hrs for a 48 hour period
Thursday 11 July 2019 - SYDNEY: All terminal operations will be stopped from 0600hrs for a 48 hour period
TCF International will contact clients directly that may be effected by delays due to the Industrial Action.
Should you have any questions or require further information relating to these developments, please contact your local TCF representative.
Further information relating to the Industrial action is available below:
Freight & Trade Alliance - https://www.afr.com/leadership/workplace/dp-world-hit-by-national-waterfront-strikes-20190708-p5254u
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