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THE Maritime Union of Australia is again ratcheting up its campaign of industrial action against Patrick Terminals.

The union announced a series of new work stoppages at Patrick’s terminals at Brisbane, Fremantle and Melbourne.

Patrick said there are currently no delays to the vessel schedules at these terminals.

However, at its Sydney AutoStrad terminal, Patrick is reporting average terminal delays to be 6.2 days, average delay for on-window vessels is 4.8 days, and the average delay for off-window vessels is 8.2 days (as of Tuesday 13 July).

In Brisbane, the MUA announced two 24-hour work stoppages starting at 0700 on Wednesday 21 July and at the same time on Thursday 29 July.

Also in Brisbane, the union announced three one-hour work stoppages (at 0330, 1130 and 1930) every day from Thursday 22 July to Wednesday 28 July. Additionally, bans on working overtime and shift extensions will be in place between 22 July and 29 July. These notices are in addition to the already announced PIAs. A detailed list of all PIAs that have been announced can be found below.

At Fremantle, the union announced two 24-hour work stoppages starting at 2300 on 22 July and at the same time on 25 July. Also announced was a ban on attending for work on days employees are rostered as “off/avail” from Wednesday 21 July through 11 August.

And, at Patrick’s Melbourne terminal, the union announced a 24-hour work stoppage starting at 0700 on 23 July.

In a statement to customers, Patrick said it was “disappointed” at the actions while regular bargaining discussions are being held.

“The industrial action, combined with the MUA’s industrial action on Svitzer, is creating schedule delays and uncertainty for our customers’ shipping services,” the statement said.

“As the COVID-19 situation begins to impact our country again, the union seems intent on causing disruption for Australia’s exporters and importers ultimately impacting households across the country.”

The union has been contacted for comment.

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Below is a list of current PIA notices for Patrick Terminals, current as of the evening of 13 July.

Patrick Terminals – Sydney AutoStrad

  • A ban on the performance of overtime at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 20th May 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 20th May 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels at Port Botany (Sydney) commencing at 10pm Friday 4 June 2021 until 10pm Sunday 6 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels at Port Botany (Sydney) commencing at 10pm Friday 11 June 2021 until 10pm Sunday 13 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 17th June 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 17th June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime commencing at 6am Thursday 17 June 2021 for a 14-day period finishing at 6am on Thursday 1 July 2021
  • A ban on the performance of shift extensions commencing at 6am Thursday 17 June 2021 for a 14-day period finishing at 6am on Thursday 1 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work on vessels that have been subcontracted to or outsourced to Patrick Terminals by another stevedoring company from 00:01 on Thursday 24 June 2021 until Thursday 15 July 2021.
  • Stoppages of work of 1-hour duration at 0500, 1300 and 2100 each day commencing on Thursday, 24 June 2021 for a 21-day period until Thursday 15 July 2021.

Patrick Terminals – Brisbane AutoStrad

  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7am Saturday 15th May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 16 May 2021.
  • A ban on working overtime commencing from 7am Saturday 15th May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 16 May 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 11pm Friday 28 May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 30 May 2021.
  • A ban on working overtime at Fisherman Island (Brisbane) from 11pm Friday 28 May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 30 May 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels at Fisherman Island (Brisbane) commencing at 11:00pm Friday 4 June 2021 until 7:00am Saturday 5 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime at Fisherman Island (Brisbane) commencing at 11:00pm Friday 4 June 2021 until 7:00am Saturday 5 June 2021.
  • Work stoppages for 1-hour duration at 03.30, 11.30 and 19.30 on Tuesday 15 June 2021, Wednesday 16 June 2021 and Thursday 17 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 25 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 25 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 25 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime from 0700 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 2 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 0700 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 2 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 0700 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 2 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work on vessels that have been subcontracted to or outsourced to Patrick Terminals by another stevedoring company from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Wednesday 7 July 2021.
  • Stoppages of work for 1-hour duration at 03.30, 11.30 and 19.30 on each day from Thursday 22 July 2021 to Wednesday 28 July 2021 (inclusive of those days).
  • Stoppages of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 0700 on Wednesday 21 July 2021 and 0700 on Thursday 29 July 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Thursday 22 July 2021 until 0700 on Thursday 29 July 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Thursday 22 July 2021 until 0700 on Thursday 29 July 2021.

Patrick Terminals – Fremantle

  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7am Saturday 15th May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 23 May 2021.
  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7am Tuesday 25th May 2021 and finishing 7am Tuesday 8 June 2021.
  • Work stoppages of 1-hour duration at 0600, 1400 and 2200 each day from 27 May 2021 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) finishing on 4 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing from 0700 on Saturday 26 June 2021 and ending at 2300 on Monday 28 June 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Friday 11 June 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 30 June 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 2300 on Tuesday 29 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing from 0700 on Saturday 3 July 2021 and ending at 2300 on Monday 5 July 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Wednesday 30 June 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 21 July 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Wednesday 21 July 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 11 August 2021.
  • Stoppages of work of 24-hours duration commencing at 2300 on 22 July 2021 and 2300 on 25 July 2021.

Patrick Terminals – Melbourne

  • A ban on the performance of overtime at East Swanson Dock (Melbourne) commencing at 12:01am Saturday 19 June 2021 until 12:01am Saturday 26 June 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions at East Swanson Dock (Melbourne) commencing at 12:01am Saturday 19 June 2021 until 12:01am Saturday 26 June 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 1-hour duration at 0600, 0700, 1400, 1500, 2200 and 2300 on each day from Tuesday 29 June 2021 to Friday 2 July 2021 (inclusive of those days) – reducing shift duration by 2 hours on each shift.
  • Stoppage of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 0700 on 23 July 2021.

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