More than 100 workers across the country were sacked this same way.
Maritime Union of Australia Queensland State Secretary Bob Carnegie said he believed the company was attempting to de-unionise the ports and the remaining workers in Brisbane were staging a “sit-down occupation” in protest of the sackings.
The MUA have set up a camp at the site, which includes the ETU van and a roster to ensure that there is a presence 24/7.
These workers would appreciate a visit from fellow travellers at any time of the day or night.
The address is: Berth 11 Curlew Street located at the Port of Brisbane, Fisherman Island.
Queensland Council of Unions
© Queensland Council of Unions 2014 | Authorised by Ros McLennan, General Secretary Queensland Council of Unions