National Towage EA Update
In-principle Agreement reached for new National Towage EA
Svitzer can advise its customers and stakeholders that it has reached an in-principle agreement with the three maritime unions for a proposed, new National Towage Enterprise Agreement and we are now preparing for a vote on that agreement.
Our focus right now is to inform our colleagues covered by the agreement and and the certainty and benefits it provides.
Svitzer has made a fair offer – and our hope is that this is reflected in a favourable vote.
The ballot opens on Thursday 8 June and closes on Saturday 10 June. Svitzer will advise of the outcomes of the vote as soon as it is available and appropriate to do so.
Please note that protected industrial action is not possible with an in-principle agreement in place and voting period to commence.
We remain committed to delivering safe, reliable and efficient harbour towage infrastructure and delivering the best possible service to our customers.
Svitzer thanks customers for its patience during this period.
We would also like to acknowledge the Fair Work Commission for its assistance during negotiations.