DP World Industrial Action

5th October 2023

Dear Valued Partners & Clients,

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), a branch of the CFMMEU, has officially announced industrial action plans affecting DP World terminals. Commencing on October 6th, this action is in response to ongoing negotiations for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EA).

The industrial action encompasses both work bans and work stoppages, with some stoppages lasting a full 24 hours. These measures will impact DP World’s terminals located in Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, and Brisbane.

Over at DP World Fremantle, changes will come into effect from Friday, October 6th. This includes work stoppages of varying durations and a range of operational bans, including overtime and specific ship-related tasks, all commencing at 0600.

DP World Sydney will undergo significant changes starting Saturday, October 7th. During this period, various bans on operations, including overtime and shift extensions, will be implemented, with the majority of these restrictions continuing until Friday, October 13th.

In DP World Brisbane, beginning on Saturday, October 7th, several operational bans, including overtime and shift extensions, will be initiated, with the majority of these bans continuing until Friday, October 13th.

Meanwhile, at DP World Melbourne, effective from Sunday, October 8th, we anticipate a series of work stoppages lasting from 1 to 24 hours. Additionally, various operational bans, such as overtime and work on specific vessels, will be enforced from October 8th through to Friday, October 20th.

A full list of the Log of Bans notified by the MUA (as at 29 Sept 2023) can be downloaded: HERE

See the full Media Statement from DP World: HERE

Please note that these bans & stoppages will significantly impact our services, and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this period. Our team is committed to minimising disruptions and ensuring the smoothest operations possible. We will keep you updated on any further developments.

We acknowledge the potential impact of these disruptions; however, please be advised that SILA will not assume liability for any additional charges arising from these industrial actions.

Thank you for your continued trust and partnership and should you have any questions or concerns, kindly reach out to our dedicated team!

SILA Imports imports@sila.net.au
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