We have been advised that the MUA is taking Industrial Action at Victoria International Container Terminal in Melbourne commencing on Tuesday 16th February 2021.
We expect this action, detailed further below, to have.
1. A serious impact on vessel discharge, slowing availability of cargo; and
2. Slow dramatically the roadside delivery activities.
Tuesday 16th February 2021
Work at the VICT terminal will stop for 4 hours
Friday 19th February 2021
The MUA intends to stop work for a full 12-hour shift commencing 6:00 pm until 6:00 am Saturday 20th February.
Monday 22nd February 2021
VICT’s control room will be banned from operating cranes unless the operations of each crane is unnecessarily manned by a dedicated quayside supervisor.
In addition, the MUA has imposed an indefinite ban on overtime, various restrictions on communications phone use, and bans on interaction with anyone outside Australia.
VGL will make every effort to reduce the impact of this action but unfortunately, there may be delays to some deliveries that are beyond our control.
Thank you for your continued support.