Maritime Union of Australia Victorian branch deputy secretary David Ball speaks about the difficulties of keeping workers’ working and safe during the COVID-19 lockdown.
About 100 waterside workers and supporters rallied outside the offices of global container terminal operator DP World (DPW), in Martin Place on July 30. The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is currently in a dispute with DPW, which has threatened to sack 200 workers and replace them with casuals.
Trade unionists and community activists converged at the DP World container terminal on Swanson Dock, West Melbourne, on July 12 to support the 600 Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) members midway through their four-day strike action.
Up to 2000 waterfront workers at DP World container terminals across Australia have gone on strike to oppose the multinational company’s attacks on working conditions.