Win At Fair Work Australia

The MUA has secured a win at Fair Work Australia (FWA) today. Senior Deputy President Kaufman late this afternoon rejected Patrick's application for an order to suspend or terminate protected industrial action under s425 of the Fair Work Act.

The MUA has secured a win at Fair Work Australia (FWA) today. 

Senior Deputy President Kaufman late this afternoon rejected Patrick's application for an order to suspend or terminate protected industrial action under s425 of the Fair Work Act.

The application was for six months and referred to bulk and general operations around Australia.

Assistant National Secretary Ian Bray said the MUA is "pleased with today's decision which allows us to continue to bargain for an agreement as permitted by the Fair Work Act.

"We continue to stand by, ready to negotiate with Patrick's for a new EBA.

"We're looking forward to getting back to the negotiating table and hope that Patrick's stop delaying the process of good faith bargaining."

The MUA is committed to bargaining in good faith with all employers in order to reach the best possible outcome for our members. Employee safety, training and permanency remain core concerns across the industry, which we will continue to fight for.