Patrick Stevedores Industrial Notice - March 2012

Fair Work Australia has issued a section 418 order to stop or prevent industrial action.

The MUA is required to publish the below notification:

"Fair Work Australia has issued a section 418 order to stop or prevent industrial action.

The order is called the Patrick Stevedores Holdings Pty Limited- Port Botany -Industrial Action Order No.1 of 2012.

The order requires that there be no unprotected industrial action at Port Botany (including but not limited to bans, limitations and restrictions on the performance of work) by:

  • the MUA;
  • officers, employees, agents and delegates of the MUA (MUA Representatives);  or
  • employees of Patrick Stevedores Holdings Pty Limited (Patrick) at its terminal at Port Botany in the State of New South Wales (Port Botany) who are members or eligible to be members of the MUA and are employed pursuant to the Patrick Terminals Extended Certified Agreement 2008 (Port Botany Employees).

 The order also prevents the MUA and MUA Representatives from aiding, abetting, counselling, procuring,  authorising, directing, organising or encouraging any unprotected industrial action by Port Botany Employees.

The order applies to:

  • the MUA and MUA Representatives; and
  • Port Botany Employees.

Accordingly, any direction, advice or. authorisation by the MUA  to members of the MUA  employed by  Patrick to  engage in industrial action at Port Botany which is not protected is withdrawn and such action must stop or not occur. Those members should perform work in the manner in which it is usually performed, without any form of ban, limitation or restriction on the performance of work and without any threat to ban, limit or restrict the performance of work."

Please see the attached notice  for signature of the National Secretary as required by Fair Work Australia.