NUW withdraws strike threat against Kagan Logistics

National Union of Workers withdraws its ballot for strike action against Kagan Logistics over enterprise agreement

By Brad Gardner | October 19, 2011

The National Union of Workers has withdrawn its threat to strike against Kagan Logistics after reaching a deal with the operator on a new enterprise agreement.

The NUW on Monday revoked its application for a protected action ballot it made on September 27. The ballot sought member support for an unlimited number of stoppages and bans on overtime and loading of trucks.

While not mentioning details, the NUW’s Communications Coordinator, Emma Kerin, says the union received an improved offer from Kagan after the ballot was approved.

"As part of a breakdown in negotiations with Kagan Logistics, NUW members applied for protected action, which was approved on September 27," Kerin says.

"Since that time the company came back to the table to renegotiate their offer."

The ballot covered NUW members who would be covered by the agreement and was due to be voted on by October 25. It proposed unlimited work stoppages from four hours to 24 hours and bans on loading trucks for an indefinite duration.

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