TasPorts is keeping customers informed following warnings to expect further increases in industrial action by the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU).
Current protected industrial action includes bans on the performance of pilotage services at night, and also on communication with agents and schedulers.
- proposed an improved salary of 5%, 3.5% and 3.5% over three years; and
- is seeking to move to electric vehicles.
The marine pilots:
- are paid a base of just over $288,000 per year (including super);
- work an average of 17 hours a week doing their principal job; and
- receive other benefits including the use of a motor vehicle with a base value of $47,500 with fuel paid and full private use.
The proposed changes have been rejected by the marine pilots who are seeking other benefits which include the use of motor vehicles for interstate travel.
TasPorts believes its proposal is fair and reasonable and remains committed to reaching a balanced outcome.
While our pilots provide a valuable service, TasPorts is deeply concerned about the threat of escalating action and has urged the AMOU to continue negotiations with a view to achieving a fair and reasonable outcome.