Following news yesterday that industrial action could be extending into November, DP World has called on the CFMEU-MUA Division to return to the bargaining table.

Discussions between the parties were scheduled to take place 17-19 October, however those meetings did not eventuate with the union declaring an escalation of action.

DP World suggest that as a result of protected industrial action, the timeline to offload a ship has now been extended to 7-8 days in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Fremantle terminals, up significantly from the usual 2 days.

DP World latest Media Statement 23.10.23: