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DP World latest firm to cop Australian worker wrath

Workers demand 5 per cent pay increase and better working conditions.
Workers on Australia's east and west coast have called a 24 hour strike.
Workers on Australia's east and west coast have called a 24 hour strike.

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DP World is the latest company in Australia to be struck by industrial action after Australian maritime workers walked off the job yesterday, reports The National.

Employees at Fremantle and Brisbane ports have decided to strike for 24 hours, demanding a 5 per cent pay increase and better working conditions.

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), which represents 10,000 stevedores and ships’ crew members, decided to call a strike yesterday after talks with the global ports operator broke down.

DP World is the second firm to suffer industrial action in as many weeks after workers at Australia’s international airline, Qantas, walked off the job leaving thousands of travellers stranded.

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