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Stockwell International Urgent News Alert 12th November 2021

Protected Industrial Action

THE Maritime Union of Australia has withdrawn its notices of industrial action for its workers at Patrick Terminals today (10 November). The union has agreed to withdraw all industrial action effective this afternoon through 10 December.

The move comes before a hearing at the Fair Work Commission on Patrick’s application to force the union to terminate the action.

MUA assistant national secretary Jamie Newlyn said, “The union is happy to see Patrick Terminals has finally returned to the negotiating table and looks forward to arriving at an agreement which both sides can be happy with”.

In a notice to customers, the company said as part of this process, the company and the MUA attended a long conciliation session this morning at the Fair Work Commission in an attempt to resolve the matters before the hearing date.
 
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Port Delays – Australia 

Patrick Terminals has lodged an application with the Fair Work Commission to terminate the Maritime Union of Australia’s industrial action at Patrick’s four terminals.

The previous enterprise agreement expired on 30 June 2020, while discussions on a new agreement have been in progress since February 2020 and industrial has occurred since 4 September 2020.

More than 70 meetings have been held in search of a new enterprise agreement and the MUA has launched more than 220 industrial actions nationally during the negotiation period.

Patrick said the industrial action is impacting operations at Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Fremantle terminals causing delays for importers and exporters.

Please refer to the below map for the expected delay times.


For concerns please call your sales representative on 1300 786 768 or [email protected]
 

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