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.
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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.
Maritime Union of Australia national secretary Christy Cain addressed a protest demanding that Svitzer Australia reinstate tug boat crews who were replaced by labour hire.
More than 100 maritime workers and trade unionists protested outside Svitzer Australia tug boat operators to demand it reinstate sacked tug boat crews. Tim Gooden reports.