Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary Paddy Crumlin today said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report on port productivity missed the real story.
“In significant parts of its reports, the ACCC clearly doesn’t understand, or doesn't want to understand what is underway in the ports thanks in large part to our negotiations and work with the companies,” said Mr. Crumlin. “Our bargaining agreements have outlined extensive productivity trade offs, as part of a component that emphasized super catch up to the new to the new national standards of 12%. In an industry hard on the people that work there physically it's reasonable they retire in a financially sustainable way.”
Mr. Crumlin noted that media reports have selectively taken from the ACCC report and missed the larger picture.Read more