HUTCHISON Port Holdings has confirmed a strike at its Port Botany operation on Thursday as the Maritime Union (part of the CFMMEU) advances its claims regarding an enterprise agreement.

According to Hutchison, there will be:

  • A stoppage of work of 24 hours, commencing 6am Thursday 29 August
  • The Employee Claim Action is being taken to support or advance regarding the proposed Enterprise Agreement.

“During this period of Industrial unrest Hutchison Ports Australia will endeavour to minimise any delays where possible,” HPH said in a notice to customers.

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“Please plan your trips accordingly without this 24-hour period.”

In a statement, the union accused the company of taking “a nonsensical approach”.

“HPA insisted on a review of previous claims,” the union stated.

“Effectively this meant that previously agreed claims around critical issues have resurfaced and been re-tabled by HPA.”

Further comment has been sought from HPA.

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