VICT Protected Industrial Action

Brooke Hicks|Jun 14, 2021|No Comment

Victorian International Container Terminal Protected Industrial Action 2021

Image Source: The Load Star, 2021

Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has placed protected industrial action on Victorian International Container Terminal (VICT) putting 12 hour stoppages on the terminal.

The planned protected industrial action at VICT commenced on Friday 11th June. The following impact timings are below:

12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 11th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 12th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 13th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 14th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 15th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 16th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 17th June
12 hour stoppage from 18:00 on 18th June

The following stoppages will continue from this evening over the next 4 days.

VICT suffered similar stoppage circumstances at the end of February 2021 when the MUA filed for protected industrial action. The previous stoppages lasted for 3 days with following impacts drawing into mid-March 2021. Read more about the previous protected industrial action on VICT - https://tgl.co/vict-receives-suspension-of-industrial-action/

Following the multiple 2020 industrial action disputes, it is evident that all industrial action has devastating impacts on the Australian logistics and supply chain industries. These impacts leave these industries struggling to recover, which usually takes multiple months. This temporary industrial action suspension will allow for the Australian logistics industry to restrengthen before potential future industrial action disputes.

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

TGL Team