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27 September 2021
Dear <<First Name>>,

Forty new industrial action notifications have been received from the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) for our Melbourne terminal with strikes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of October and impacts across all other days of the month. See bolded details below.

The Maritime Union of Australia has clearly launched an aggressive round of nationwide strikes during the peak pre-Christmas freight period. The actions consist of strikes and work bans at the largest container terminals in Australia, including Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne, as well as rolling industrial action in Brisbane.
 
Patrick has been negotiating with the MUA since February last year and has held nearly 70 meetings in search of a new enterprise agreement.
 
Patrick CEO Michael Jovicic said “The MUA is clearly embarking on a major pre-Christmas industrial campaign. For more than a year, we have been dealing with overtime and other bans at ports around the country.
 
Last week they announced strike action at Port Botany commencing next Friday.
 
“Then late on Friday, the MUA hit Patrick with forty notices of industrial action in Melbourne in addition to industrial action and stoppages at our other terminals in Sydney, Fremantle and Brisbane.
 
This means there will be continuous rolling industrial action in Patrick Terminal’s Melbourne container terminal with strikes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of October and impacts across all other days of the month.
 
Mr Jovicic said, “The MUA’s actions are frankly bewildering. It seems to have completely lost the plot. This blatantly aggressive strike action demonstrates that it has no regard for the suffering of everyday Australians who have felt the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns, job losses and restrictions over the past 18 months.
 
It seems that the union is trying to starve the Melbourne public of Christmas presents after all that Victorians have gone through over the past 18 months - it is truly mind-boggling.” 
 
Mr Jovicic said, “We have bargained with the MUA for over 19 months and provided a very generous pay increase, guaranteed no redundancies and provided a commitment to preserving jobs.
 
They clearly have no intention of reaching a deal. They just want to cause maximum damage to the company and the economy.”

This morning, Patrick Terminals has released the following statement: here and the Australian Financial Review has written the following article: here.

Patrick has offered the following to the MUA over the past 12 months:
- 2.5% year on year increases for four years
- Guaranteed job security with no forced redundancies
- Commitment to preserving jobs with a focus on permanent roles
- Local-level concessions including caps on the usage of casual labour

Patrick now calls on the MUA National Office to review the final generous offer tabled and allow their members to accept the pay rise and keep the Australian economy moving. Australians have been through enough this year and now is not the time to bring the economy to a halt for a dispute that relates to the MUA wanting to control an organisation's operations.

Terminal Operations Update

Patrick Terminals - Sydney AutoStrad
  • Delays are forecast to extend to up to 2 days with the 24-hour stoppages across the first weekend in October 
Patrick Terminals - Brisbane AutoStrad
  • The terminal is currently experiencing low-level impact from industrial action
Patrick Terminals - Fremantle
  • The terminal continues to be impacted by industrial action resulting in some extended port stays for vessels.
Patrick Terminals - Melbourne
  • Melbourne terminal will be impacted by significant delays due to industrial action.
  • We are attempting to support other stevedores and their customers in Melbourne that are facing restricted operations due to COVID-19 outbreaks however industrial action has severely impacted our capacity.
     
MUA Industrial Action

The complete list of all notifications is as follows:

Patrick Terminals - Sydney AutoStrad
  • A ban on the performance of overtime at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 20th May 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 20th May 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels at Port Botany (Sydney) commencing at 10pm Friday 4 June 2021 until 10pm Sunday 6 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels at Port Botany (Sydney) commencing at 10pm Friday 11 June 2021 until 10pm Sunday 13 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 17th June 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions at Port Botany (Sydney) from 6am Thursday 3rd June 2021 for 14 days finishing 6am Thursday 17th June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime commencing at 6am Thursday 17 June 2021 for a 14-day period finishing at 6am on Thursday 1 July 2021
  • A ban on the performance of shift extensions commencing at 6am Thursday 17 June 2021 for a 14-day period finishing at 6am on Thursday 1 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work on vessels that have been subcontracted to or outsourced to Patrick Terminals by another stevedoring company from 00:01 on Thursday 24 June 2021 until Thursday 15 July 2021.
  • Stoppages of work of 1-hour duration at 0500, 1300 and 2100 each day commencing on Thursday, 24 June 2021 for a 21-day period until Thursday 15 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 1 October 2021 through to 6:00am Tuesday 5 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of shift extensions commencing at 10:00pm on Friday 1 October 2021 through to 6:00am Tuesday 5 October 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing at 10:00pm Friday 1 October 2021 through to 6:00am Tuesday 5 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work for 24 hours commencing at 10:00pm Saturday 2 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work for 24 hours commencing at 10:00pm Sunday 3 October 2021.

Patrick Terminals - Brisbane AutoStrad
  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered as "off/avail" commencing from 7am Saturday 15th May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 16 May 2021.
  • A ban on working overtime commencing from 7am Saturday 15th May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 16 May 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as "off/avail" commencing from 11pm Friday 28 May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 30 May 2021.
  • A ban on working overtime at Fisherman Island (Brisbane) from 11pm Friday 28 May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 30 May 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels at Fisherman Island (Brisbane) commencing at 11:00pm Friday 4 June 2021 until 7:00am Saturday 5 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime at Fisherman Island (Brisbane) commencing at 11:00pm Friday 4 June 2021 until 7:00am Saturday 5 June 2021.
  • Work stoppages for 1-hour duration at 03.30, 11.30 and 19.30 on Tuesday 15 June 2021, Wednesday 16 June 2021 and Thursday 17 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 25 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 25 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 25 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of overtime from 0700 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 2 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 0700 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 2 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 0700 on Wednesday 30 June 2021 until 2300 on Friday 2 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work on vessels that have been subcontracted to or outsourced to Patrick Terminals by another stevedoring company from 0700 on Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 2300 on Wednesday 7 July 2021.
  • Stoppages of work for 1-hour duration at 03.30, 11.30 and 19.30 on each day from Thursday 22 July 2021 to Wednesday 28 July 2021 (inclusive of those days).
  • Stoppages of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 0700 on Wednesday 21 July 2021 and 0700 on Thursday 29 July 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Thursday 22 July 2021 until 0700 on Thursday 29 July 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Thursday 22 July 2021 until 0700 on Thursday 29 July 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 2300 on Thursday 5 August 2021 until 2300 on Friday 6 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Thursday 5 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 8 August 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 2300 on Thursday 5 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 8 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Thursday 5 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 8 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 2300 on Sunday 15 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Thursday 12 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 15 August 2021.
  • Stoppages of work for 1-hour duration at 03.30, 11.30 and 19.30 on each day from 0700 on Thursday 12 August 2021 to Friday 13 August 2021 (inclusive of those days).
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Thursday 12 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 15 August 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 0700 on Thursday 12 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 15 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Friday 20 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 22 August 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 0700 on Friday 20 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 22 August 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 0700 on Friday 20 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 22 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Friday 27 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 29 August 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 2300 on Friday 27 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 29 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Friday 27 August 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 29 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Friday 3 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 5 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 2300 on Friday 3 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 5 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Friday 3 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 5 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Friday 10 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 12 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 2300 on Friday 10 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 12 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Friday 10 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 12 September 2021. 
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 2300 on Friday 10 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 12 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Friday 17 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” from 2300 on Friday 17 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Friday 17 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 2300 on Friday 17 September 2021 until 2300 on Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 2300 on Wednesday 22 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Thursday 23 September 2021 until 2300 on Friday 24 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Thursday 23 September 2021 until 2300 on Friday 24 September 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 2300 on Thursday 23 September 2021 until 2300 on Friday 24 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 2300 on Tuesday 28 September 2021 until 2300 on Friday 1 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 2300 on Tuesday 28 September 2021 until 2300 on Friday 1 October 2021.

Patrick Terminals - Fremantle
  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered as "off/avail" commencing from 7am Saturday 15th May 2021 and finishing 11pm Sunday 23 May 2021.
  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered as "off/avail" commencing from 7am Tuesday 25th May 2021 and finishing 7am Tuesday 8 June 2021.
  • Work stoppages of 1-hour duration at 0600, 1400 and 2200 each day from 27 May 2021 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) finishing on 4 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing from 0700 on Saturday 26 June 2021 and ending at 2300 on Monday 28 June 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Friday 11 June 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 30 June 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 2300 on Tuesday 29 June 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels commencing from 0700 on Saturday 3 July 2021 and ending at 2300 on Monday 5 July 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Wednesday 30 June 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 21 July 2021.
  • Stoppages of work of 24-hours duration commencing at 2300 on 22 July 2021 and 2300 on 25 July 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Wednesday 21 July 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 11 August 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Wednesday 11 August 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Wednesday 25 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 0700 on Friday 10 September 2021.
  • A ban on the performance of work on the vessel Swan River Bridge commencing at 0001 on Saturday 18 September 2021 and ending at 2359 on Sunday 19 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when called in after being placed on the standby list commencing at 0001 on Saturday 18 September 2021 and ending at 0700 on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Tuesday 31 August 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Tuesday 28 September 2021.
  • Two (2) consecutive stoppages of work of 24 hours duration commencing at 2300 on Friday 24 September 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as “off/avail” commencing from 7.00am Tuesday 28 September 2021 and ending at 7.00am on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

Patrick Terminals - Melbourne
  • A ban on the performance of overtime at East Swanson Dock (Melbourne) commencing at 12:01am Saturday 19 June 2021 until 12:01am Saturday 26 June 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions at East Swanson Dock (Melbourne) commencing at 12:01am Saturday 19 June 2021 until 12:01am Saturday 26 June 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 1-hour duration at 0600, 0700, 1400, 1500, 2200 and 2300 on each day from Tuesday 29 June 2021 to Friday 2 July 2021 (inclusive of those days) - reducing shift duration by 2 hours on each shift.
  • Stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 28 July 2021.
  • Stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 28 July 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Monday 2 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 4 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Monday 2 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 4 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Saturday 31 July 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 7 August 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Saturday 31 July 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 7 August 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 Wednesday 15 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 15 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 17 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Friday 17 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Tuesday 14 September 2021 until 0700 on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions 0700 on Tuesday 14 September 2021 until 0700 on Monday 20 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 Thursday 23 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Saturday 25 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Sunday 26 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Thursday 23 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Saturday 25 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Sunday 26 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Thursday 23 September 2021 until 0700 on Thursday 30 September 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Thursday 23 September 2021 until 0700 on Thursday 30 September 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Monday 4 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Monday 4 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 9 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Monday 4 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 9 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Tuesday 5 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 6 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 6 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Thursday 7 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Friday 8 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 8 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Monday 11 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Monday 11 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Monday 11 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 16 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Monday 11 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 16 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Tuesday 12 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 13 October 2021. 
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 13 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Thursday 14 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Friday 15 October 2021. 
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 15 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Monday 18 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Monday 18 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Monday 18 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 23 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Monday 18 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 23 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Tuesday 19 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Thursday 21 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Friday 22 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 22 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Monday 25 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Monday 25 October 2021.
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 0700 on Monday 25 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 30 October 2021
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 0700 on Monday 25 October 2021 until 0700 on Saturday 30 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Tuesday 26 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Wednesday 27 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Wednesday 27 October 2021.
  • A ban on attending for work when an employee is rostered as “off/avail” on Thursday 28 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 4 hours duration commencing at 0300 on Friday 29 October 2021.
  • A stoppage of work of 8 hours duration commencing at 1100 on Friday 29 October 2021.

Patrick Terminals continues to work with customers to minimise the impact of this industrial action by the MUA. Our focus continues to be on supporting the Australian supply chain with an efficient and effective service that supports Australia's economic recovery. 

Please reach out to your Client Services Manager if you would like any further details.

Regards,

Patrick Terminals
 
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