DP World Strike Update

9th January, 2024

You may have seen an increase in reporting via main news channels on the port strikes at DP World terminals, these have been occurring since October 2023, with no resolution in sight. There are significant cost implications to the economy and for your important shipments some delays are being experienced. It has taken a long while for MSM to pick up on this issue, now it is in the news we are hopeful that both parties can escalate discussions and resolve, alternatively it is past time that the Federal Government takes a role. 

Below is a news video detailing the latest along with some print commentary.

DP World industrial action (January 2024) – impacts on small businesses (youtube.com)

“Stevedore DP World will dock a full shift’s pay from any wharfies who slow down cargo with work bans, in an escalation of its dispute with the Maritime Union of Australia that is hindering four of the country’s busiest ports.

The move is seen by industry groups as a prelude to full-on strikes and lockouts, which could bring to a head the months-long dispute plaguing about 40 per cent of Australian imports and exports.”

Australian Financial Review, 08/01/24.

Shoppers warned to expect empty shelves, delays if ports strike continues (smh.com.au)



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