Port Hedland Deckhands Back Industrial Action

Port Hedland Deckhands Endorse Industrial Action

Deckhands in Port Hedland have voted to take industrial action, after failing to negotiate a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with tugboat operator Teekay Shipping.

 

In a secret ballot conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission, 98% of Maritime Union of Australia members voted to take action.

The members endorsed an unlimited number of 2 hour and 4 hour stop work meetings and unlimited work stoppages of 6 hours and 12 hours.

MUA Assistant WA Secretary Will Tracey said industrial action was considered a last resort, but workers were frustrated that negotiations were not progressing.

“Our members work the equivalent of 54 weeks a year, based on a standard 37.5 hour working week.

“They currently do not get any annual leave and feel they deserve to get leave just like everybody else,” Tracey said.

He said the union had agreed to significant trade offs and productivity increases to achieve its claims.

Under industrial relations laws, MUA members have 30 days in which to take the action.

Press Release, July 25, 2014; Image: PHPA

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jun 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

The Smart Ship Exchange

The Exchange will look at the issues involved with increasing autonomy in shipping with an introduction to the concept…

read more >

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Conference 2019

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Conference is the world’s only international conference…

read more >

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >