Wharfies to strike over pay scheme

Original article by Ewin Hannan
The Australian – Page: 2 : 15-Mar-19

DP World’s container terminal at Fremantle will be affected by work bans and rolling stoppages from 19 March. The indefinite industrial action is likely to be extended to DP World’s other container terminals in Australia in coming weeks unless the dispute is resolved. The Maritime Union of Australia has objected to DP World’s proposal to scrap an income protection scheme. The union is also seeking an annual pay rise of five per cent over three years, but DP World has offered a 2.6 per cent increase.

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DP WORLD AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION

FWO loses bid to impose record fine against MUA

Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 8 : 22-Jun-18

The Federal Court has ordered the Maritime Union of Australia to pay a $A38,000 fine over strike action at Hutchison Ports’ container terminals in 2015. The Fair Work Ombudsman had sought fines of up to $A3.5m over the unlawful industrial action, arguing that each work stoppage should have been treated as a separate breach of the Fair Work Act. Justice Jayne Jagot ruled that the strike comprised a single course of action and rejected the FWO’s push for Hutchison to be awarded more than $A620,000 in damages.

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MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA, HUTCHISON PORTS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA

Workers defy orders to stop protest

Original article by Ewin Hannan, Mark Ludlow, Misa Han
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 8 : 12-Aug-15

Hutchison Ports has called the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) to stop an apparently spontaneous action of union members who ignored the order of the Fair Work Commission to cease industrial action. Paddy Crumlin, national secretary of the union, said the MUA was not involved in organising protests at Port Botany in Sydney and outside the company’s terminals in Brisbane on 11 August 2015. The protests were triggered by Hutchison Ports informing 97 employees via text messages and email that they would be made redundant.

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HUTCHISON PORTS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION, MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA