MUA Withdraws Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals

Attention: Shipping Manager

Due to the significant economic harm caused by ongoing strike action, on Monday 8th November, Patrick Terminals lodged an application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in an attempt to terminate the MUA’s industrial action. As part of this process, Patrick Terminals and the MUA attended a long conciliation session at the FWC on Wednesday 10th November in order to resolve these issues.

As a result of this, we have been advised that the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) agreed to provide an undertaking to the Fair Work Commission that all notified and ongoing industrial action will be withdrawn. This came into effect from the afternoon of Wednesday, 10th November, with no further action to be notified before Friday 10th December 2021.

Patrick Terminals are now focusing on operations returning to normal as quickly as possible, whilst continuing to engage with the MUA on a daily basis, in the hopes of finalising an enterprise agreement.

We will keep you updated with any further information as it comes to hand.