BY CONTINUING TO USE THIS SITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR USE OF COOKIES. REVIEW OUR
COOKIE NOTICE

Register with us today

and in less than 60 seconds continue your access to:Latest news headlinesAnalytical topics and featuresCommodities videos, podcast & blogsSample market prices & dataSpecial reportsSubscriber notes & daily commodity email alerts

Already have an account?

Log in to register

Forgot Password

Please Note: Platts Market Center subscribers can only reset passwords via the Platts Market Center

Enter your Email ID below and we will send you an email with your password.


  • Email Address* Please enter email address.

If you are a premium subscriber, we are unable to send you your password for security reasons. Please contact the Client Services team.

If you are a Platts Market Center subscriber, to reset your password go to the Platts Market Center to reset your password.

In this list
Coal

Australia's Port Kembla Coal Terminal to lockout workers following strike

Energy | LNG | Natural Gas | Natural Gas (European)

Russian Gas in Europe: More Than Pipelines

Coal

Platts Global Coal Alert

Oil | Refined Products | Fuel Oil | Shipping | Dry Freight | Marine Fuels | Tankers

Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference, 8th Annual

Coal

More Chinese ports place import curbs on seaborne coal: sources

Australia's Port Kembla Coal Terminal to lockout workers following strike

Sydney — Australia's Port Kembla Coal Terminal is planning to lockout workers who have undertaken seven days of industrial action this week as a dispute between the company and the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union worsens, PKCT said in a statement Friday.

Not registered?

Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience.

Register Now

"Despite the CFMMEU attempts to escalate industrial action (a seven-day strike following 33 different stop work notices since December), PKCT reaffirmed its offer of providing above award wages and conditions, including a pay rise, to its permanent workforce," it said.

The dispute between PKCT and the CFMMEU is over a job security clause in an existing workplace agreement and whether it will be carried over into a new agreement.

PKCT says it has offered the CFMMEU a moratorium on the ongoing industrial action and to resume negotiations. It says the talks can't happen in good faith when the business is being disrupted by strikes.

"In the face of escalating disruption and a refusal by the union to accept the company's request for a short moratorium on further industrial unrest, PKCT has no choice but to inform striking employees, not to return to work for six days," it said. The current seven-day strike is due to end on Saturday.

PKCT said that in this coming week, it is required to undertake further shiploading and a pre-scheduled maintenance shutdown, which has been planned months in advance with its customers to minimize any impact. It intends to carry this out "safely and on time" despite the industrial action, it said.

PKCT also locked out workers in January after it was notified of their intention to take seven days of one-hour on and one-hour off rolling stoppages.

The New South Wales-based terminal loads more than 6.9 million mt/year of coal, PKCT said.

The terminal, which services the Southern and Western coalfields, is used by Wollongong Coal, South32, Peabody Energy, SIMIC Mining, Glencore and Centennial. -- Nathan Richardson, newsdesk@spglobal.com

-- Edited by Ikhhlaq Singh Aujla, newsdesk@spglobal.com