Further industrial action announced

04 Nov 2022 / Queensland & West Australia, Australia

Maritime unions have notified tug operator Svitzer Australia of further protected industrial action affecting Queensland and West Australia ports next week and beyond.

The latest notices are from the Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers (AIMPE) (Tug Engineers) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) (Tug Masters).

Two days where fixed term employees outside of rostered duty will not be available from 12pm on 9 November until 12pm on 11 November. This will affect the availability of tug masters.

- 7 days where fixed term employees will not be available for duty starting at 00:01 on 9 November until 00:01 on 16 November. This will affect the availability of tug masters.
- A further ban on tug masters performing recall and/or relief work from 00:01 on 9 November through to 23:59 on 15 November.
Both of these actions will challenge crew availabilities and customers should plan for disruption to services at both of these ports.

- A 4-hour work stoppage by tug engineers (AIMPE members) from 21:00 on 9 November until 01:00 on 10 November.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Australia, contact GAC Australia at [email protected]

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