Patrick Terminals and DP World Industrial Action Update

Brooke Hicks|Sep 22, 2020|No Comment

Patrick Terminals DP World Sea Freight Australia Stevedores Industrial Action 2020

UPDATE: PATRICK TERMINALS WATERFRONT INDUSTRIAL ACTION

 

Patrick Terminals Port Botany delays and the implementation of further industrial action in other terminals nationally are continuously growing. 

 

Further delays are impacting Patrick terminals in Sydney Port Botany and Melbourne, with new industrial action imposed on Fremantle and Brisbane terminals causing mounting delays.

 

Explained in Patrick Terminal's media release, "Currently, our Sydney Terminal is currently 12-14 days behind schedule, and it is forecast that the delays will increase due to the ongoing Protected Industrial Action. It is estimated that there are 35,000 containers backlogged, waiting to be loaded or discharged at Patrick Terminals - Sydney. Patrick Terminals in Brisbane and Melbourne also have berthing delays over five days."

 

"Last week, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) notified Patrick Terminals of its intention to take further Protected Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals - Fremantle and Brisbane in addition to the industrial action already notified."

 

The impacts of industrial action are detailed below.

 

New Action
Brisbane
  • 4-hour stoppages at 03:00 am, 11:00am and 07:00pm on Friday 25 September 2020

 

Fremantle
  • A ban on the performance of work on the Swan River Bridge for 31 hours commencing from 12:01 am Friday 25 September 2020;
  • 24-hour stoppage of work commencing 07:00 am Tuesday 29 September 2020

 

Previously Advised Action
Patrick Terminals - Melbourne
  • 24-hour stoppage of work commencing 06.00 am Friday 18 September 2020. 
  • 1-hour stoppages at 6.00am, 2.00pm and 10.00pm every day for 14 consecutive days commencing on Monday 21 September 2020. 
  • 1-hour stoppages at 6.00am, 2.00pm and 10.00pm each day from Monday, 14 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on the performance of overtime commencing from 06.00 am from Monday, 14 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on the performance of work on the vessel, Spirit of Auckland, for a period of 4-hrs commencing at 05.00 am on Monday 14 September 2020.
  • 8-hour stoppage of work commencing at 07:00 am on Monday 7 September;
  • A ban on the performance of work on the vessel Maersk Semakau for a period of 8hrs commencing at 07:00 am from Monday 7 September 2020;

 

Patrick Terminals - Brisbane AutoStrad
  • 4-hour stoppages commencing at 07:00 am Friday 11 September 2020 and 07:00 am Friday 18 September 2020;
  • 4 hour stoppages commencing at 07:00pm Friday 11 September 2020 and 07:00pm Friday 18 September 2020;
  • A ban on the performance of shift extensions commencing at 07:00 am Friday 11 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is rostered as "off/avail" from 07:00 am Friday 11 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on attending work on days an employee is called into work after being placed on the standby list from 07:00 am Friday 11 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on attending for work after being called into work when not allocated from 07:00 am Friday 11 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on the performance of work on vessels that have been subcontracted or outsourced to Patrick by another stevedoring company from 07:00 am Friday 4 September 2020 for an indefinite period.
  • A ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels (except for Leading Hand Lasher) from 07:00 am Friday, 4 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • 24 stoppages commencing 11:00 pm Thursday 1 October 2020 (UPDATE as of 25/09/2020)

 

Patrick Terminals - Fremantle
  • Ban on the performance of work on the Margaret River Bridge for 32 hours, from 11:00 pm Thursday 17 September 2020 to 07:00 am Saturday 19 September 2020
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is called into work after being placed on the standby list from 07:00 am 17 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is called into work when not allocated from 07:00 am 17 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on the performance of work on the vessel Swan River Bridge commencing at 12:01 am from Friday 11 September 2020 and continuing until 7:00 am on Saturday 12 September 2020;
  • Ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 07:00 am Friday 11 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on attending for work on days an employee is rostered as "off/avail" from 07:00 am Monday 14 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on the working of shift extensions from 07:00 am Friday, 4 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on the working of overtime from 07:00 am Friday, 4 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on the performance of work on the vessel Margaret River Bridge for a period of 24hrs commencing at 07:00 am from Friday, 4 September 2020;
  • 24-hour stoppage of work commencing at 07:00 am Friday, 4 September;
  • A ban on the performance of work on vessels that have been subcontracted or outsourced to Patrick by another stevedoring company from 07:00 am Friday, 4 September 2020 for an indefinite period.
  • 1-hour stoppages of work at 5:00 am, 6:00 am, 1:00 pm 2:00 pm, 9:00 pm, and 10:00 pm each day commencing on Friday 2 October 2020 and continuing for an indefinite period (UPDATE as of 25/09/2020).
  • Patrick Fremantle Terminal regret to advise that due to industrial action, R&D operations on Saturday 26 September DAY shift has been canceled (UPDATE as of 25/09/2020).

 

Patrick Terminals - Sydney AutoStrad
  • A ban on the performance of overtime commencing at 06:00 am Friday 11 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on the performance of shift extensions commencing at 06:00 am Friday 11 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • Ban on the performance of upgrades and/or work in higher levels from 06:00 am Saturday 5 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • A ban on the performance of work on Project SABRE (Port-side Rail Project) commencing at 06:00 am Friday 4 September 2020 for an indefinite period;
  • 4-hour stoppage of work commencing at midday on Friday 4 September;
  • A ban on the performance of work on vessels that have been subcontracted or outsourced to Patrick by another stevedoring company from 06:00 am Friday 4 September 2020 for an indefinite period.
  • 24-hour stoppage commencing 06:00 am Friday 2 October 2020 (UPDATE as of 25/09/2020)

 

 

UPDATE: IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION DP WORLD SYDNEY

 

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has withdrawn all industrial action at DP World Sydney effective immediately, ensuring all normal services at the terminal may resume. 

 

DP World made an urgent application to the Fair Work Commission to intervene on threatened industrial action at the Port Botany Terminal, due to the serious impact it could have on the already weakened New South Wales supply chain. 

 

The Maritime Union has confirmed via written undertaking that they will not be taking any industrial action of any kind at the DP World Port Botany terminal before 1 November 2020. 

 

With the above update from Patrick terminals, close eyes are watching Hutchison to see how they continue operations to manage the peak season and backlog of work already created due to the congestion at the terminal. 

 

We will continue to monitor the landscape and provide updates where necessary.

 

 TGL Team