The Maritime Union of Australia is pleased to announce that the maritime worker at the centre of an industrial dispute at the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at Webb Dock in Melbourne has been reinstated on pay.
Any escalation of the dispute that has been running for nearly two weeks has been averted through productive discussions this morning between MUA national and branch officials and the company.
“A workable resolution has been reached in discussions between the union and company management which is a welcome relief at Christmas,” MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said.
“The worker in question has been reinstated on pay.
“The MUA expects that the ongoing community protest at Webb Dock will end some time today.
“This is a welcome circuit breaker and we will continue to work with the company to resolve the many outstanding issues that are still ongoing.
“The MUA would like to thank the Melbourne community and broader trade union movement for backing this worker in his time of need and standing up for decent pay, conditions and job security for all working men and women.”