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Industrial Action Update

Patrick Terminals have released a notice (Patrick Terminal Ntoice 26 October2020) advising that it has withdrawn its application to the Fair Work Commission after undertakings were given by the Maritime Union of Australia not to organize or notify of any industrial action against Patrick Terminals before 1 December 2020.

An outcome has not been reached between the two parties however they have committed to meet for three days each week until 1 December in an effort to reach agreement on a new enterprise agreement.

The news is very good and will allow the terminal operator to clear out backlog around the country that is still creating long delays on the Australian coastline, particularly Sydney and Melbourne.