Svitzer Tugs – Protected Industrial Action

Thursday 17/02/22

Tug masters employed by Svitzer Australia (represented by the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU)) are undertaking extensive Protected Industrial Action (PIA) across many ports in Australia.

These strike actions are impacting on vessel arrivals and departures in Port Botany, Brisbane and Fremantle. 

The current notified PIAs in Australian container ports are:

Port Botany:

  • 48-hour stoppage from 00:01 on 17 February to 00:01 on 19 February
  • 48-hour stoppage from 00:01 on 22 to 00:01 on 24 February

Brisbane:

  • 48-hour stoppage from 0600 on 17 February ...
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Protected Industrial Action being taken by the Maritime Union of Australia

Maritime Union of Australia Agrees to Withdraw Industrial Action

Thursday 11th November:

As per the below, Patrick Terminals applied to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) seeking to terminate industrial action being undertaken by the MUA due to the significant economic harm that the action was causing.

As part of this process, Patrick Terminals and the MUA attended a long conciliation session on Wednesday 10th November at the Fair Work Commission in an attempt to ...

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