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Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals Across Australia

Attention: Shipping Manager

Further to our previous notice on MUA’s Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals, we have received further updates from FTA on this issue. In addition to previously planned actions, MUA has notified Patrick Terminals of its intention to further escalate the planned action.

As a result of these ongoing industrial actions and a variety of other reasons, Patrick’s Sydney terminal is twelve to fourteen days behind schedule and its expected that these delays will further increase. There is a backlog of about 35000 containers at their Port Botany terminal. Patrick’s Brisbane and Melbourne terminals are also having berthing delays of more than 5 days. Below is an updated list of already started/planned Industrial actions at each terminal.

 

Patrick terminals – Brisbane:

  • Starting Friday 25th September 2020, there will be three work stoppages of four hours each at 3 am, 11 am and 7 pm.
  • Four hours work stoppages commencing at 7 am and 7 pm on Friday 11th of September 2020 and 7 am and 7 pm on Friday 18th September 2020.
  • Starting 7 am on Friday 11th of September, a ban on attending work after being called to work when not allocated, being placed on standby list, days an employee is rostered off/avail and a ban on shift extensions for an indefinite period of time.
  • Ban on works at higher levels and any upgrades from 7 am, 4th September 2020 for an indefinite period of time.
  • Starting 7 am on 4th September 2020, there will be a ban related to working on vessels which were supposed to dock at other stevedore terminals but were subcontracted to Patrick Terminals. This will last for an indefinite period of time.

 

Patrick Terminals – Fremantle:

  • Starting at 12:01 am on Friday 25th of September, a ban on working for 31 hours on the Swan River Bridge.
  • Starting at 7 am on Tuesday 29th of September, there will be a work stoppage for 24 hours.
  • Starting 11 pm on Thursday , 17th of September 2020, a ban on working on the vessel Margaret River Bridge for a period of 32 hours.
  • Starting 7 am on 17th of September, a ban on attending work after being called to work when not allocated or on days an employee is placed on standby list, for an indefinite period of time.
  • Starting 7 am on Monday 14th of September, a ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered off/avail for an indefinite period of time.
  • Starting 12:01 am on Friday 11th of September 2020 till 7 am on Saturday 12th of September 2020, ban on working on the vessel Swan River Bridge.
  • Starting 7 am on Friday 11th of September, a ban on performance of upgrades or higher level works for an indefinite period of time.
  • Ban on shift extensions and overtime from 7 am Friday, 4th September 2020 for an indefinite period of time.
  • Ban on working on Margaret River Bridge vessel for 24 hours starting 7 am, Friday 4th September 2020 and a general 24 hour work stoppage commencing at the same time.
  • Starting 7 am, 4th September 2020, there will be a ban related to working on vessels which were supposed to dock at other stevedore terminals but were subcontracted to Patrick Terminals. This will last for an indefinite period of time.

 

Patrick Terminals – Sydney:

  • Starting 6 am on Friday 11th of September 2020, ban on overtime and shift extensions for an indefinite period of time.
  • Starting 6 am on Friday, 4th September 2020, ban related to working on Port Side Rail Project at Port Botany for an indefinite period of time.
  • Ban on works at higher levels and any upgrades from 6 am, 5th September 2020 of an indefinite period of time.
  • Work stoppage of four hours on 4th September 2020 starting at 12 pm.
  • Starting 6 am on 4th September 2020, there will be a ban related to working on vessels which were supposed to dock at other stevedore terminals but were subcontracted to Patrick Terminals. This will last for an indefinite period of time.

 

Patrick Terminals – Melbourne:

  • Starting from Monday , 14th of September 2020, there will be three work stoppages of one hour each at 6 am, 2 pm and 10 pm every day for an indefinite period of time. From 21st September, this will be for 14 consecutive days.
  • Starting 6 am on Friday 18th of September 2020, work stoppage for a period of 24 hours.
  • Starting 6 am on Monday, 14th of September, there will be an indefinite ban on overtime.
  • A ban related to working on vessel, Spirit of Auckland for four hours commencing 5 am on Monday 14th of September 2020.
  • Work stoppage for eight hours starting at 7 am on 7th September 2020 and a ban related to working on Maersk Semakau vessel for the same period of eight hours.
  • Ban on works at higher levels and any upgrades (with some exceptions) from 7 am, 4th September 2020 of an indefinite period of time.
  • Ban on shift extensions from 7 am Friday, 4th September 2020 for an indefinite period of time.
  • Starting 7 am on 4th September 2020, there will be a ban related to working on vessels which were supposed to dock at other stevedore terminals but were subcontracted to Patrick Terminals. This will last for an indefinite period of time.

We will keep you updated as further details emerge.