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Australian minister criticizes Svitzer in feud over labor agreements

Australia’s labor minister criticizes Maersk-owned Svitzer in relation to a labor agreement strife. The conflict resulted in work stoppage on Friday in a number of Australian ports.

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Australian Minister for Employment Tony Burke has criticized Maersk-owned towage operator Svitzer for trying to terminate a labor agreement with several maritime labor unions, writes media outlet The Australian.

In a speech to employers’ association Australian Industry Group, the minister levels a sharp criticism at the towage company in relation to a feud that has been going on for long, and which on Friday last week led to strikes among Svitzer employees at ten Australian ports.

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