Business News Australia - Logistics firms raise concerns over yet another port strike

Wednesday, July 7, 2021



Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) director and co-founder Paul Zalai said essential infrastructure and gateways for international trade needed to be open for business.

"It is crazy that Protected Industrial Action can be a legal instrument by the unions to negotiate outcomes with stevedores and tug operators," Zalai said.

"Matters should be taken straight to the Fair Work Commission for independent arbitration rather than leaving importers, exporters and supply chain professionals in limbo.

"Where are our state and federal government leaders and why aren't they taking this to the FWC? They are happy to spruik free trade agreements but do nothing to help us get goods on ships. Our reputation is fast becoming that of third-world nations."