Yesterday, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) notified Patrick Terminals of its
intention to undertake further Protected Industrial Action at Patrick Terminals –
Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle in addition to the Protected Action already notified.
The details of this action are listed below.
As a result from the ongoing Protect Industrial Action from the MUA Patrick has a
growing backlog of containers. From Friday 25 September 2020 across all four
container terminals, there are approximately 100,000 containers that are waiting to be
handled by Patrick Terminals.
The current waiting time for a berth for an on-time vessel is 8 days in Brisbane, 17.8
days in Sydney, 9.3 days in Melbourne and 3 days in Fremantle.
Recently notified Protected Action
• 24-hour stoppage commencing 23.00pm Thursday 1 October 2020;
• 24-hour stoppage commencing 06.00am Friday 2 October 2020;
• 1-hour stoppages of work at 5:00 am, 6:00 am, 1:00pm 2:00pm, 9:00pm and
10:00pm each day commencing on Friday 2 October 2020 and continuing for
an indefinite period;