Svitzer

Svitzer tugboat

Danish multinational tugboat company Svitzer has threatened to lock out workers at 17 Australian ports, rather than negotiate an enterprise agreement with the Maritime Union of Australia. Pip Hinman reports.

Maritime workers, who recently made a daring rescue of 21 seafarers in wild seas off Australia's east coast, are fighting to maintain their pay and conditions against Svitzer Tugs attempts to cut them. Jim McIlroy reports.

The Maritime Union of Australia (Victorian Branch) criticises the Svitzer boss for failing to meet workers seeking fair pay, job security and safety at work. Sue Bull reports.

Hundreds showed solidarity with workers taking protected industrial action to support their colleagues who were replaced with labour hire by Svitzer. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

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