Stevedoring News

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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Remembering Anthony 'Hollywood' Attard

Yesterday marked one year since Toll delegate Anthony Attard was killed on the wharf at Melbourne and to commemorate the occasion members held a ceremony at his workplace.

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MUA Successful in Retaining Wharfie Penalty Rates

The Maritime Union of Australia has had a huge win in the Fair Work Commission in retaining current penalty rates despite opposition by well-resourced stevedoring employers.

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Breakthrough Win in NSCOP Battle

Against the odds, the Maritime Union of Australia achieved an upset win in its ongoing campaign for a National Stevedoring Code of Practice with members of Safe Work Australia yesterday voting to approve it as a code. 

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ACCC Report Shows Productivity At Record Levels

The Maritime Union of Australia has welcomed the release of today’s Container Stevedoring Monitoring Report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) but questions the political motives underlying some of the commentary in the report.

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Industry Wises Up to Automation

Union and industry have found common cause in denouncing the practice of automation without consultation, Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith reports.

Yesterday Lloyd’s List Daily Commercial News reported Automation fails at DP World Brisbane has proven that automating terminals without proper thought or process does not work. 

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Vale Brad Fletcher

The MUA joins Maritime Union of New Zealand in mourning Lyttelton Branch President Brad Fletcher who died at work on Thursday.

MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin passed on his condolences to Brad’s family on behalf of the union.

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