Notification of protected industrial action

Svitzer Australia has received notification from the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) of protected industrial action being taken by members.

The protected industrial action involves MUA members of Svitzer’s workforce engaging in bans on the performance of work on Maersk shipping line vessels for three days from:

12:01am Wednesday, 24 March 2021 through to 11:59 pm on Friday, 26 March 2021.

“Svitzer recognises that any action taken against Maersk may result in a knock-on effect on shipping schedules and the maritime industry nationally. This action will only create congestion and delays to critical imports and exports at our country’s gateway container ports of Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We are working through the exact impact with Maersk, investigating our options and will continue to provide further updates.”

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