DP World Australia (DPWA) has advised that the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) intends to commence protected industrial action at DP World terminals across Australia. As of 4pm of Friday, 15 March, DPWA has been notified of protected industrial action at the following sites:
- Fremantle Terminal: Commencing 19 March 2019
- Port Botany Terminal: Commencing 22 March 2019
- Brisbane Terminal: Commencing 22 March 2019
- Melbourne Terminal: Commencing 23 March 2019
The protected industrial action includes bans on employees working in tasks above their normal grade, overtime, shift extensions, accepting late call ins and no advanced or delayed start times. It also allows for one-hour, and in the case of Fremantle, 24 hour work stoppages. The protected action comes amid a break down in Enterprise Agreement (EA) negotiations between DPWA and the MUA. As with recent similar protected industrial action at Hutchison Terminals in Sydney and Brisbane, the work bans are expected to impact on landside logistics productivity at DPWA terminals. VISA will monitor closely and continue to report on any major impacts to container availability or vessel arrivals. Should you require any more information please don’t hesitate to contact your customer service rep or Account Manager.