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MEDIA RELEASE: Stevedores to hold strike ballot after DP World threatens conditions

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Workers at Australia’s largest stevedore have been granted approval from the Fair Work Commission to hold a ballot allowing protected strike action in response to what the maritime union described as an “extraordinary act of corporate irresponsibility aimed specifically at hurting workers and their families”.

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Seafarers from across the globe are joining local maritime workers in their fight to get the Federal Government to save Australia's shipping industry.

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The union movement is learning from Canadian seafarers, who fought and won a similar battle to protect local jobs.

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SIU of Canada rally in solidarity with Australian seafarers

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Canadian and Australian seafarers stand up and fight back to strengthen protections for maritime worker

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Hutchison Rejects Peace Deal

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Hutchison workers will continue with work bans after discussions this week where the company persisted with claims that will see automation including remote controlling and outsourcing continue to be pursued. 

 

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