MUA researcher Dr Penny McCall Howard will be presenting a paper to the conference - Container Terminal Automation: A workers’ view’ - which is being hosted by The University of Sydney Business School and Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies.Read more
MUA researcher Dr Penny McCall Howard will be presenting a paper to the conference - Container Terminal Automation: A workers’ view’ - which is being hosted by The University of Sydney Business School and Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies.
The MUA’s presentation is based on interviews with elected members of workplace committees in Brisbane and Sydney and elected officials and will serve as a counterbalance to the majority of presentations that will come from employers and researchers with a pro-automation point of view.
Dr Howard said the paper explores workers’ experience of the highly politicised introduction of automation into Australian container terminals.
The last round of three bargaining meetings (12-14 March) for the new EBA at DPW ran into some hurdles early into discussions.
Basically the company has outright rejected all of the MUA claims. The company mantra is that the MUA members must offset any cost or DP World will not accept any cost claims.
The MUA has made an in depth analysis of our own claims. While we recognise there are cost claims the significant nature of our claims are based upon HR policy and practice. Around 60% of the MUA’s claims are based on the (mis) application of HR policies.
The abuse of workers on sick leave, on workers compensation and the general hardline approach of the HR departments has been outrageous. MUA members are asking to be treated with decency and respect.Read more
During a dynamic global automation conference hosted by the MUA, National Secretary Paddy Crumlin and leading maritime union leaders briefed the media to bring to light a key message: Automation is a fact of life on the docks, and unions are willing to negotiate the terms of introduction of technology but the global maritime labour movement will confront automation imposed via Patrick-like "corporate shadiness".Read more
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) President Paddy Crumlin has attended a high level meeting on September 12 in Washington with prominent United States union leaders on the topic of automation.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia will today seek an injunction in the Federal Court over the failure of Patrick Stevedores to consult with the Union and their employees regarding the proposed automation of the Port Botany cargo terminal.Read more
MUA National Secretary and ITF President Paddy Crumlin is to hold a high level meeting in early September in Washington with prominent union leaders on the topic of automation. Crumlin will meet with ILA President Harold Daggett, ILWU President Bob McEllrath, and ITF Maritime Coordinator Steve Cotton.Read more
Dutch unions in Australia to advise MUA on how best to deal with terminal automationRead more
Completely automated 'low frame electric bridges' could eliminate transtainers, The Journal of Commerce Online reportsRead more