Hutchison Ports Wants the Award Stripped Not a New Agreement

The depth of Hutchison Ports opposition to industry standards was revealed for all during our recent negotiations on the 21-23 November. Discussions around in-principle outcomes were abandoned by both parties as it became clear that we are seeking polar opposites out of this agreement. The MUA want to maintain industry standards and see workers with more regularity in their working lives while the company wants to be a low-budget stevedore – the Tiger Air of the waterfront.

The depth of Hutchison Ports opposition to industry standards was revealed for all during our recent negotiations on the 21-23 November. Discussions around in-principle outcomes were abandoned by both parties as it became clear that we are seeking polar opposites out of this agreement. The MUA want to maintain industry standards and see workers with more regularity in their working lives while the company wants to be a low-budget stevedore – the Tiger Air of the waterfront.

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