MUA withdraws all Industrial Action at DP World Terminals

Breaking News: MUA withdraws all Industrial Action at DP World Terminals

It is with some relief we are able to share positive news just received from Australia regarding the on-going and disruptive DP World Industrial action.

DP World and the Maritime Union of Australia have reached an in-principle agreement at the Fair Work Commission, bringing months of protected action to an end.

The agreement was announced today, Friday 02 February at the conclusion of three days in negotiation.

It is still subject to endorsement by MUA members employed by DP World, however the union has confirmed DP World wharfies are returning to work with “the same enthusiasm, hard work and commitment that they have brought to their jobs over many years”.

The MUA began industrial action at DP World Australian terminals back in October 2023 after negotiations for a new enterprise bargaining agreement collapsed.

The union advised the new agreement is for a four-year term. It replaces an earlier agreement that expired in September 2023.

This agreement comes at huge relief to all of us who operate within the supply chain – both freight forwarder and shipper/consignee alike. 

Here’s hoping the situation clears up as quickly as possible and we can return to consistent  as well reliable sailing dates.