13 October 2014, News Wires – Workers at the Dampier supply base are set to strike after ongoing negotiations between Mermaid Marine Australia (MMA) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) failed to come to an agreement.
The company announced workers covered by an enterprise agreement with the MUA are set to stage five, 24-hour stoppages starting on Wednesday.
MMA and the MUA have been in negotiations for up to 65 of the employees at the supply base for months regarding wages and conditions and long-term employment security.
MMA said the actions would not affect slipway or vessel operations, or any international operations.
A number of strategies are set to be implemented to mitigate the proposed strike action.