DPW calls for end to Botany strike action

Port Botany The strike action will suspend the use of the pilot vessels used to embark and disembark Pilots in Port Botany (pictured) and Port Jackson
Industry Database

DP World Australia is calling for an end to the industrial action affecting terminal operations at Port Botany.

Four strikes by union workers over a replacement Enterprise Agreement for the Sydney workforce   have taken place since 26 September, with a 24-hour stoppage scheduled for Wednesday 8 November which will suspend the use of the pilot vessels used to embark and disembark Pilots in Port Botany and Port Jackson.

DP World Australia managing director and CEO, Paul Scurrah, said the ongoing industrial action by Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) and Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) member workers is causing mayhem to shipping scheduling in Sydney, which has serious flow-on impacts around the coast of Australia.

“Port Botany is working overtime during the critical pre-Christmas peak season,” Mr Scurrah said. “These efforts are being seriously hampered by the ongoing industrial unrest.

“We urge all parties to get back to the negotiating table to work out a solution, to stop the ongoing disruption to port services across Australia.”

Negotiations between the unions and the Port Authority of New South Wales over the agreement have been ongoing since February 2017.

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