Stevedores on Strike at Fremantle


By Andrew Martin

Qube, a major stevedoring and logistics firm, has escalated an industrial dispute in the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia (WA), with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) – the maritime division of the CFMMEU. Protracted Enterprise Agreement (EA) negotiations have broken into open conflict with Qube using scab labour to discharge bulk cargo in what could be a long-running battle.

Qube specialises in bulk and general stevedoring, which includes steel, timber, grains, fertiliser, automotive and earthmoving products – to name just some of the goods they move. The company alleges that their workforce has taken strike action against the company since 30th July over 44 claims that are part of EA negotiations.

This assertion by Qube is not quite true. The 125 workers employed by Qube are taking, as is their legal right, protected industrial action. According to the MUA, the workers have not put in notice…

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