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.