The ship industry briefing
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“Svitzer recognising tug workers’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining has got to be the cornerstone of any constructive dialogue to resolve this. Svitzer need not engage in a short-sighted race to the bottom that will leave tug workers worse off and our supply chains far less secure.
“We encourage Svitzer to sit down with our affiliates and resolve this together, so that we can return our collective focus to ensuring Australian households and businesses have maritime supply chains they can rely on, for the food, fuel, medicines, and consumer goods they need.”
“The pandemic has been a challenge for us all and one that Flag States have also had to weather.
"However, the drop off in reporting against ILO Labour Standards, including the MLC, is further evidence that seafarer wellbeing has been an unintended casualty of the pandemic.
“Hundreds of thousands of seafarers have been trapped on ships for many months beyond their scheduled tours of duty throughout the last two years.
"This report is a reminder that Flag States must keep seafarer wellbeing as a top priority.”