MUA Raises Concerns over Workplace Safety at VICT Terminal

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The Maritime Union of Australia has raised concerns over unsafe working conditions at the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT).

Namely, the trade union’s Deputy National Secretary Will Tracey informed that a rise in work hours and inadequate manning has led to an unsafe workplace.

MUA raised “fears of an imminent fatality” following five accidents in quick succession at the terminal with a hospitalisation overnight.

“Workers are being required to work excessive 12 hour shifts back to back with workers being required to regularly work 6 to 8 in a row with minimum breaks before being called in again,” Tracey explained.

MUA has called on Worksafe Victoria to investigate the series of incident and determine whether fatigue played a role in these.

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