Patrick looks to efficiencies from MUA wage deal

A relieved Asciano appears to have finally stitched up the long-awaited enterprise bargaining agreement with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) for its Patrick container terminals and expects significant productivity increases to flow from it.

Some residual doubt remains, given Asciano had thought a deal had been agreed in August, and Patrick’s bulk and general stevedoring businesses are not affected. “The agreement provides our employees with fair and competitive conditions of employment including a renewed commitment to training and development,” Asciano CEO and Managing Director John Mullen says.
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