Svitzer Australia update

Fair Work Commission Statement

Dear Customers and Stakeholders

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) issued a statement and directions late yesterday listing a hearing to decide whether or not to suspend or terminate protected industrial action by Svitzer – and with it, all industrial action.

A hearing is timetabled for 12.00pm (AEDT) today, Wednesday, 16 November 2022.

You can read more about this at the Fair Work Commission website via the link below:

Svitzer will make a submission to the FWC as part of the process.

It is important to note that all protected industrial action remains current – in terms of both the protected industrial actions notified by the unions and underway currently, as well as the lockout notice advised by Svitzer Australia for this Friday from 12pm (AEDT).

At this stage it is difficult to predict the outcome, and we respect and will engage with the FWC process.

This industrial dispute has been protracted and persisted for more than three years. Svitzer recognises a resolution is desirable for all stakeholders.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during this difficult period.

We will endeavour to provide a further update later today.