Major Escalation of Industrial Action

Dear Valued Clients,

In a major escalation of the DP World Australia and Maritime Union of Australia MUA) Enterprise Agreement dispute, the MUA has given DP World Notice of Intention to take Protected Industrial Action at Port Botany including 24 hour stoppages on 4 April 2019, 10 April 2019 and 1 May 2019.

1 April: Stoppage from 1200 to 1400
1 April: Stoppage from 2000 to 2200
2 April: Stoppage from 0400-0600
4 April : 24 Hour Stoppage, No slots from 0500
10 April: 24 Hour Stoppage, No slots from 0500
1 May: 24 Hour Stoppage, No slots from 0500

Rail events

Rail continues to be particularly affected by the dispute, with DPWA forced to close rail operations from 2pm today Friday 29 March and re-opening 6am Monday 1 April. Major regional exporters and other rail users continue to suffer as a result of these delays, with significant cost and operational impacts.

We will continue to update of any further stoppages that may develop.

Kind Regards,

SILA Customer Service