Commuters Should Expect Delays As Ferry Workers Go On Strike

They'll stop work


4 March 2019

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Workers on the NRMA My Fast Ferry and the Manly Fast Ferry will stop work for two hours between 8am and 10am on Wednesday, the Maritime Union of Australia has confirmed.

The union claims all the ferry skippers are still casually employed by the NRMA, which won the contract to operate the fast ferries in 2015.

MUA Sydney branch assistant secretary Paul Garrett said workers knew it would be an inconvenience to commuters, but claimed it was necessary.

"What we are seeing here is systematic wage theft by NRMA on our Sydney Harbour," Mr Garrett said in a statement.

"All workers are asking for is to be paid decently and be treated with dignity and respect."

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