What rolling wharfie strikes will mean for your Christmas
Industrial action on our ports this October are threatening months of delays for everything from electronics to food.
Hundreds of wharfies will strike for 12 hours every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in October, believed to be seeking increased union control over manning levels and hiring.
It comes after at least a year and a half of discussions between stevedore companies and their workers.
Ports Australia CEO Mike Gallacher told Joe Hildebrand the strikes will provide an economic challenge for Australia in the lead up to Christmas.
“There is absolutely no doubt, Joe, that at a time where we have been struggling as a nation … with the amount of demand that has gone through the roof during COVID, … this is going to have a significant knock-on effect to retail.
“People won’t be able to get the goods that they want.”
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