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Errata: special status and deals for wharfies must end



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JOHN SHARP MEDIA RELEASE

FEDERAL MEMBER FOR GILMORE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR SHIPPING AND WATERFRONT REFORM

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA: Tel 06 277 4213, Fax 06 277 2124

ERRATA: SPECIAL STATUS AND DEALS FO R WHARFIES MUST END

Please note the following errata in media release WR12/92 issued today, and correct accordingly.

Page two, para 3 and 4:

A quite separate issue of coverage in some container depots (delete "terminals") has been represented by WWF as an attempt to unilaterally lower wharfies' wages and conditions and presented as though in the context of the WIRA review. The AEWL log of claims regarding the container depots (delete "terminals") is of long standing, dating from 1989, and was recently joined by Conaust (who was a member of AEWL when the original log of claims was lodged). . .

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The WWF defensive reaction serves to highlight the degree to which the WWF conditions are out of line with general industry standards. It makes no sense that stevedore operators who co-incidentally operate depots (delete "terminals") should be at a disadvantage with other operators of depots (delete "terminals") by being stuck with waterfront award coverage in their depots (delete "terminals") - while the non-wharfie

awards applying to their competitors are more reasonable.

and Page two, para 7:

Their dispute over depot (delete "terminal") coverage has no more to do with the WIRA review than does their separate dispute with Conaust over elements which they had agreed in their enterprise based agreement and have since sought to evade.

Ends...........WR13/92 Contact: John Wallis

9-3-92 A/H 06 295 6796

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