VIC: Wharf Workers Return to Work After Strike

Reported by Julia | 20 Jul, 2010

Work at 27 wharves has resumed on Wednesday after workers staged 24-hour stop work action the day before. The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has called a 24-hour walk-off at wharves across the country after the death of a wharf worker on July 13. The 41-year-old Merlbourne man was killed during pick-up and delivery operations …

NSW: Wharf Worker Laid to Rest

Reported by Julia | 10 Apr, 2010

A funeral has been held on Wednesday for the Sydney dock worker who died in a container terminal at Sydney’s Port Botany on March 28. Hundreds of mourners congregated in Sydney’s St Stephanos Church for the funeral of the 49-year-old wharfie. The man was crushed to death while loading containers. Among the attendees were wharf …

NSW: Worker Killed at a Sydney Wharf

Reported by Julia | 30 Mar, 2010

A 49-year-old worker has been killed at a container terminal at Sydney’s Port Botany on Sunday night, authorities say. The wharf worker was crushed to death after he was hit by a container being unloaded from a ship at about 7.30 pm. WorkCover NSW inspectors are investigating the incident for possible lapses in safework procedure. …