Freo Members Give Thumbs Up To DP World EBA

Maritime Union of Australia members at DP World Fremantle late on Tuesday gave their approval to a new enterprise agreement, following on from similar decisions in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Port Botany.

Under the new three-year agreement, DP World’s stevedoring employees will receive an annual increase of four per cent to their base wages over the life of the agreement.

There will also be up to a one per cent per annum increase in superannuation, taking rates from 9 per cent to 12 per cent.

MUA Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith said the new agreement had received overwhelming support from MUA members.

"This agreement is a significant achivement in terms of wages and conditions," Mr Smith said.

"There is scope for more permanent staffing through the winding back of processes towards casualisation over the past decade."

DP World said the agreement was “a good outcome for all parties.”

DP World employs around 2000 stevedores across its five Australian container terminals and more broadly operates more than 60 terminals across six continents, with container handling generating around 80 per cent of its revenue.