The Industrial Action is likely to impact scheduled vessel arrival / departures in some ports around the nation and therefore cause delays.
The following outlines the protected industrial action impacting the ports:
- Adelaide and Port Pirie, South Australia: a stoppage of work for 24 hours duration
commencing at 12:01 am on Friday 13 November 2020.
- Sydney (Port Jackson and Port Botany): bans on captive shifts from12:01 am on Friday 13 November 2020 through to 11:59 pm on Friday 13 November 2020.
- Geelong and Melbourne: a stoppage of work for 4 hours duration commencing at 8:00 am on Friday 13 November 2020.
- Brisbane: a stoppage of work for 4 hours duration commencing at 5:00 am on Friday 13 November 2020.
The Svitzer management has advised that the action in Sydney will not impact towage services as the Protected Industrial Action is only against “captive” crews. Svitzer will continue to service vessels in Sydney by calling in the crew as required.
We will continue to monitor the landscape and provide updates where necessary.