THE MARITIME Union of Australia has announced yet more protected industrial action at DP World terminals in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.
The union commenced industrial action in early October after negotiations for a new enterprise bargaining agreement broke down.
According to a notice to customers from the company, the union’s announced protected industrial action includes bans on the performance of overtime; shift extensions; loading or unloading trucks; bans of the performance of upgrades; a ban on working a “nominated shipping line”; and more.
The union will also undertake work stoppages of various lengths at all DP World’s terminals.
The industrial action at DP World’s terminals has affected shipping schedules.
On Thursday last week, ANL issued a service update on Thursday saying OOCL Durban was expected to be waiting for a berth at Sydney because of the industrial action, so it changed rotation to call Melbourne before Sydney.
Maersk last week also issued an update informing customers of impacts of the industrial action at DP World terminals.