Sunday 18th Nov, 2018

Melbourne container terminal closed amidst work stoppage

Image: Shutterstock
Image: Shutterstock

WORKERS have downed tools at the DP World Australia Melbourne terminal, with other stevedores also reportedly affected by the stoppage.

DCN understands that workers were attending a Change the Rules rally in the city.

Local media estimates “tens of thousands” of union workers are rallying in the Melbourne CBD, calling for changes in workplace laws.

A statement from DP World Australia said the duration of the “unprotected industrial action” was unclear.

“DP World Melbourne does not support this action, as it is disruptive to our customers and to the broader transport and logistics industry, which depend on efficient and reliable waterside operation through our terminals,” the statement said.

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