Protected Industrial Action being taken by the Maritime Union of Australia

Last updated 21/10/21

What is Industrial Action? 

A key objective of the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) is achieving productivity and fairness in the workplace through the implementation of collective bargaining underpinned by simple good faith bargaining obligations and clear rules governing industrial action.

Industrial action can take several forms. Employees may go on strike (i.e. refuse to attend or perform work) or impose work bans (i.e. refuse to perform all their normal duties). In response to employee industrial action, employers may lock out their employees (i.e. close the doors or gates of a workplace and refuse to allow them to work).

What about Protected Industrial Action?

Employees and employers can only take protected industrial action when they are negotiating on a proposed enterprise agreement and that agreement is not a greenfields agreement or a multi-enterprise agreement.

The main importance of industrial action being protected is that it gives immunity from civil liability under State or Territory law (unless that action is likely to involve personal injury or damage, destruction or taking of property).

As we receive more updates on these actions we will be sure to update this page accordingly.

The most recent notifications we have received are in Red.


Patrick Terminals:

Statement from Patrick Terminals regarding the current status of negotiations with the MUA: 

The Maritime Union of Australia has launched an aggressive round of nationwide strikes during the peak pre-Christmas freight period.

The actions consist of strikes and work bans at the largest container terminals in Australia, including Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne, as well as rolling industrial action in Brisbane.

Patrick has been negotiating with the MUA since February last year and has held nearly 70 meetings in search of a new enterprise agreement.

Patrick CEO Michael Jovicic said “The MUA is clearly embarking on a major pre-Christmas industrial campaign. For more than a year, we have been dealing with overtime and other bans at ports around the country.

Mr Jovicic said, “The MUA’s actions are frankly bewildering. It seems to have completely lost the plot. This blatantly aggressive strike action demonstrates that it has no regard for the suffering of everyday Australians who have felt the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns, job losses and restrictions over the past 18 months.

It seems that the union is trying to starve the Melbourne public of Christmas presents after all that Victorians have gone through over the past 18 months – it is truly mind-boggling.”

Mr Jovicic said, “We have bargained with the MUA for over 19 months and provided a very generous pay increase, guaranteed no redundancies and provided a commitment to preserving jobs.

They clearly have no intention of reaching a deal. They just want to cause maximum damage to the company and the economy.”

Update on MUA Negotiations

  • Approx 70 formal meetings have been held with the MUA since February 2020 in an attempt to reach an agreement.
  • The MUA has now launched 197 industrial actions against Patrick Terminals since May 2021.
  • Patrick Terminals issued the MUA with a final letter offer providing pay increases and job security. Employees will receive their pay increases as soon as the agreement is ratified. Employees have not received pay increases due to the MUA’s non-acceptance of the offer.
  • Patrick Terminals issued a letter of impasse to the MUA on the 19th of August.

Terminal Operations Update

Patrick Terminals – Sydney AutoStrad

  • The current delays at the Sydney terminal are on average 4.6 days and are forecast to increase with upcoming industrial action.

Patrick Terminals – Brisbane AutoStrad

  • The terminal is currently operating close to schedule however delays are expected to increase with upcoming industrial action.

Patrick Terminals – Fremantle

  • The terminal is being impacted by industrial action with vessel delays now averaging 5.3 days.

Patrick Terminals – Melbourne

  • The terminal is presently operating with a 5.5 days delay due to reduced labour availability resulting from COVID cases and close contact isolation requirements.

Positive COVID-19 Cases at Patrick Terminal Melbourne – information can be found here.

The MUA has withdrawn all industrial action that is currently notified at Patrick’s Melbourne Terminal and industrial action will cease to take effect from 11.59pm on the 6th October, until further notice.
 
Michael Jovicic, CEO, Patrick Terminals said: “I have now called on the MUA to remove industrial action across the country given the overall circumstances and the ongoing damage that it is causing. We have reiterated to the MUA that our offer remains on the table and subject to the removal of industrial action across the country, we have invited the MUA to a high-level meeting to close out the EA negotiations once and for all and put this behind us.”


The complete list of notifications is as follows:

Patrick Terminals – Sydney AutoStrad

  • A ban on the performance of overtime at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 20th May 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 20th May 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels at Port Botany (Sydney) commencing at 10pm Friday 4 June 2021 until 10pm Sunday 6 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels at Port Botany (Sydney) commencing at 10pm Friday 11 June 2021 until 10pm Sunday 13 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 17th June 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 17th June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime commencing at 6am Thursday 17 June 2021 for a 14-day period finishing at 6am on Thursday 1 July 2021
  • A ban on the performance of shift extensions commencing at 6am Thursday 17 June 2021 for a 14-day period finishing at 6am on Thursday 1 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work on vessels that have been subcontracted to or outsourced to Patrick Terminals by another stevedoring company from 00:01 on Thursday 24 June 2021 until Thursday 15 July 2021.
  • Stoppages of work of 1-hour duration at 0500, 1300 and 2100 each day commencing on Thursday, 24 June 2021 for a 21-day period until Thursday 15 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 1 October 2021 through to 6:00am Tuesday 5 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of shift extensions commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 1 October 2021 through to 6:00am Tuesday 5 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing at 10:00pm Friday 1 October 2021 through to 6:00am Tuesday 5 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work for 24 hours commencing at 10:00pm Saturday 2 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work for 24 hours commencing at 10:00pm Sunday 3 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime commencing at 12:01am on Saturday 9 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Sunday 10 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of shift extensions commencing at 12:01am on Saturday 9 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Sunday 10 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing at 12:01am on Saturday 9 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Sunday 10 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 15 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Sunday 17 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of shift extensions commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 15 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Sunday 17 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 15 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Sunday 17 October 2021.
  • Stoppages of work of 1-hour duration at 0500, 1300 and 2100 commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 22 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Friday 5 November 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 22 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Friday 5 November 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of shift extensions commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 22 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Friday 5 November 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 22 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Saturday 23 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing at 10:00pm on Monday 25 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Tuesday 26 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing at 10:00pm on Wednesday 27 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Thursday 28 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 29 October 2021 through to 10:00pm Saturday 30 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing at 10:00pm on Monday 1 November 2021 through to 10:00pm Tuesday 2 November 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing at 10:00pm on Wednesday 3 November 2021 through to 10:00pm Thursday 4 November 2021.

Patrick Terminals – Brisbane AutoStrad

  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7am Saturday 15th May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 16 May 2021.
  • A ban on working overtime commencing from 7am Saturday 15th May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 16 May 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 11pm Friday 28 May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 30 May 2021.
  • A ban on working overtime at Fisherman Island (Brisbane) from 11pm Friday 28 May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 30 May 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels at Fisherman Island (Brisbane) commencing at 11:00pm Friday 4 June 2021 until 7:00am Saturday 5 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime at Fisherman Island (Brisbane) commencing at 11:00pm Friday 4 June 2021 until 7:00am Saturday 5 June 2021.
  • Work stoppages for 1-hour duration at 03.30, 11.30 and 19.30 on Tuesday 15 June 2021, Wednesday 16 June 2021 and Thursday 17 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 25 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 25 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 25 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime from 0700 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 2 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 0700 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 2 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 0700 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 2 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work on vessels that have been subcontracted to or outsourced to Patrick Terminals by another stevedoring company from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Wednesday 7 July 2021.
  • Stoppages of work for 1-hour duration at 03.30, 11.30 and 19.30 on each day from Thursday 22 July 2021 to Wednesday 28 July 2021 (inclusive of those days).
  • Stoppages of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 0700 on Wednesday 21 July 2021 and 0700 on Thursday 29 July 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Thursday 22 July 2021 until 0700 on Thursday 29 July 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Thursday 22 July 2021 until 0700 on Thursday 29 July 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Thursday 12 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 15 August 2021.
  • Stoppages of work for 1-hour duration at 03.30, 11.30 and 19.30 on each day from 0700 on Thursday 12 August 2021 to Friday 13 August 2021 (inclusive of those days).
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Thursday 12 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 15 August 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 0700 on Thursday 12 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 15 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Friday 20 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 22 August 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 0700 on Friday 20 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 22 August 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 0700 on Friday 20 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 22 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Friday 27 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 29 August 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 2300 on Friday 27 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 29 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Friday 27 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 29 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Friday 3 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 5 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 2300 on Friday 3 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 5 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Friday 3 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 5 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Friday 10 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 12 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 2300 on Friday 10 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 12 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Friday 10 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 12 September 2021. 
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 2300 on Friday 10 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 12 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Friday 17 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 2300 on Friday 17 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Friday 17 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 2300 on Friday 17 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Thursday 23 September 2021 until 2300 on Friday 24 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Thursday 23 September 2021 until 2300 on Friday 24 September 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 2300 on Thursday 23 September 2021 until 2300 on Friday 24 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Tuesday 28 September 2021 until 2300 on Friday 1 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Tuesday 28 September 2021 until 2300 on Friday 1 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of four hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 8 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of four hours duration commencing at 1900 on Friday 8 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 24-hours duration commencing at 2300 on Wednesday 13 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime for 24 hours commencing at 2300 on Thursday 14 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions for 24 hours commencing at 2300 on Thursday 14 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels for 24 hours commencing at 2300 on Thursday 14 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” for 24 hours commencing at 2300 on Thursday 14 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 24-hours duration commencing at 2300 on Sunday 31 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime for 24 hours commencing at 2300 on Wednesday 27 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions for 24 hours commencing at 2300 on Wednesday 27 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels for 24 hours commencing at 2300 on Wednesday 27 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” for 24 hours commencing at 2300 on Wednesday 27 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime for 48 hours commencing at 2300 on Friday 29 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions for 48 hours commencing at 2300 on Friday 29 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” for 48 hours commencing at 2300 on Friday 29 October 2021.

Patrick Terminals – Fremantle

  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7am Saturday 15th May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 23 May 2021.
  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7am Tuesday 25th May 2021 and finishing 7am Tuesday 8 June 2021.
  • Work stoppages of 1-hour duration at 0600, 1400 and 2200 each day from 27 May 2021 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) finishing on 4 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing from 0700 on Saturday 26 June 2021 and ending at 2300 on Monday 28 June 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Friday 11 June 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 30 June 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 2300 on Tuesday 29 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing from 0700 on Saturday 3 July 2021 and ending at 2300 on Monday 5 July 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Wednesday 30 June 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 21 July 2021.
  • Stoppages of work of 24-hours duration commencing at 2300 on 22 July 2021 and 2300 on 25 July 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Wednesday 21 July 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 11 August 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Wednesday 11 August 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 25 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 0700 on Friday 10 September 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work on the vessel Swan River Bridge commencing at 0001 on Saturday 18 September 2021 and ending at 2359 on Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when called in after being placed on the standby list commencing at 0001 on Saturday 18 September 2021 and ending at 0700 on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Tuesday 31 August 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Tuesday 28 September 2021.
  • Two (2) consecutive stoppages of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 2300 on Friday 24 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Tuesday 28 September 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Tuesday 19 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing from 0700 on Saturday 9 October 2021 and ending at 0700 on Monday 11 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing from 0700 on Saturday 16 October 2021 and ending at 0700 on Monday 18 October 2021.
  • Stoppages of work of 1-hour duration at 0400,1200 and 20000 each day (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) commencing at 1200 on Monday 11 October 2021 and ceasing on Saturday 23 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing from 0700 on Saturday 23 October 2021 and ending at 0700 on Monday 25 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing from 0700 on Saturday 30 October 2021 and ending at 0700 on Monday 1 November 2021.
  • Stoppages of work of 1-hour duration at 0500,1300 and 2100 each day (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) commencing at 1200 on Monday 25 October 2021 and ceasing on Saturday 6 November 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Friday 22 October 2021.

Patrick Terminals – Melbourne

  • A ban on the performance of overtime at East Swanson Dock (Melbourne) commencing at 12:01am Saturday 19 June 2021 until 12:01am Saturday 26 June 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions at East Swanson Dock (Melbourne) commencing at 12:01am Saturday 19 June 2021 until 12:01am Saturday 26 June 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 1-hour duration at 0600, 0700, 1400, 1500, 2200 and 2300 on each day from Tuesday 29 June 2021 to Friday 2 July 2021 (inclusive of those days) – reducing shift duration by 2 hours on each shift.
  • Stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 28 July 2021.
  • Stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 28 July 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Monday 2 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 4 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Monday 2 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 4 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Saturday 31 July 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 7 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Saturday 31 July 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 7 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 Wednesday 15 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 15 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 17 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Friday 17 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Tuesday 14 September 2021 until 0700 on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions 0700 on Tuesday 14 September 2021 until 0700 on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 Thursday 23 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Saturday 25 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Sunday 26 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Thursday 23 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Saturday 25 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Sunday 26 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Thursday 23 September 2021 until 0700 on Thursday 30 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Thursday 23 September 2021 until 0700 on Thursday 30 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Monday 4 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 9 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Monday 4 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 9 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Tuesday 5 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 6 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 6 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Thursday 7 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Friday 8 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 8 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Monday 11 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Monday 11 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Monday 11 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 16 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Monday 11 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 16 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Tuesday 12 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 13 October 2021. 
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 13 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Thursday 14 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Friday 15 October 2021. 
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 15 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Monday 18 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Monday 18 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Monday 18 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 23 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Monday 18 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 23 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Tuesday 19 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Thursday 21 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Friday 22 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 22 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Monday 25 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Monday 25 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Monday 25 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 30 October 2021
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Monday 25 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 30 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Tuesday 26 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 27 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 27 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Thursday 28 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Friday 29 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 29 October 2021.

Victorian International Container Terminal (VICT):

Victoria International Container Terminal has completed its collective bargaining negotiations with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA). The new proposed enterprise agreement has been successfully voted in by the company’s Operational and Engineering employees and will be valid for four years providing industrial certainty at VICT.

Key elements of the new agreement include:

  • Unique stevedore arrangements and flexibilities specifically aligned to complement VICT’s specialised automated container management systems. For instance, VICT’s Operational 4 shifts on, 4 shifts off roster, along with a flexible 42-hour roster to continue, as well as VICT’s unique automated workplace roles and efficient manning levels.
  • All Levels including casuals have been increased closer to so called “Industry Standards” within the first year followed by 2.5%, 3% and 3% for the remaining three years.
  • By the 4th year, the average pay increase would equate to 13.6% over current rates covering all permanent employees.
  • Total of 62 new permanent positions will be created. Based on the new agreement, it provides VICT with greater flexibility in our allocations and rosters.

Hutchison Port Australia:

It has been announced on 28th June that after three years of negotiations, the Maritime Union of Australia has reached a ground-breaking workplace agreement with the world’s largest stevedoring company, setting a new industry standard at container terminals in Sydney and Brisbane.

Workers will receive five 2.5% wage increases over the four year agreement once certified by the Fair Work Commission.

The agreement with Hutchison Ports Australia will see the introduction of 20 days paid domestic violence leave, the creation of permanent rosters, and the addition of a clause that gives the workforce the ability to find alternatives to redundancies in the event of an economic downturn.

Please contact Hutchison Ports Australia Commercial Department should you require any further information. Tel: (02) 9578 8500″


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