Pacific National Coal pay dispute continues

Pacific National Coal has agreed to return to the Fair Work Commission in an effort to resolve an ongoing pay dispute with its workers.

The dispute between Pacific National Coal and the Rail Tram and Bus Union over a new enterprise agreement resulted in 48 hour strikes over the weekend, stopping millions of dollars worth of coal reaching port.

The dispute for the new EA has lasted over 12 months, with the pair failing to resolve the pay dispute during mediation with the Fair Work Commission last week.

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten has stepped in and with the commitment of no further industrial action during the discussions, Pacific National Coal has agreed to return to mediation.

In a statement released today the coal haulage company say it is “…committed to reaching an outcome that recognises the interests of all stakeholders.”

 

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