Stevedoring

Stevedoring workers, dock workers, known best in Australia as WHARFIES, make up the majority of MUA members.

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Dockers at Risk in Jakarta Port in Opposing Hutchison Take Over

The International Transport Workers' Federation is reporting that Indonesian dockers are being intimidated for their opposition of Hutchison taking over the terminal in Jakarta.

Dockers in the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) are facing a future of uncertainty after the Indonesia Port Company (IPC) made a deal with global network terminal operator Hutchison Port Holdings to let them operate the port for the next 20 years.

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MUA Ready to Negotiate While Hutchison Ports Goes to War

The Maritime Union of Australia will unleash every tool available – legal, political and industrial – to stop Hutchison Ports Australia unfairly sacking almost half of its waterfront workforce.

HPA plans to cut 97 out of 224 jobs – more than 40% of its workforce - at Port Botany and Brisbane.

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Phoenix Rising: Hutchison Ramps Up Union Busting Attempt

The third operator in the ports of Botany and Brisbane, Hong-Kong based Hutchison, has embarked on a union-busting campaign. The MUA will keep all members updated on developments. See this leaflet compiled by Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith with the latest.

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Workers Not to Blame for Hutchison Problems

The position of third stevedoring operator Hutchison has nothing to do with its enterprise agreement, despite what has been claimed in the media by commentators and unnamed sources.

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