Trade union suspends Port Hedland tugboat strike until June or later

The threat of interruptions to shipments of iron ore from Australia’s Port Hedland by a strike of tugboat workers has been removed for at least 30 days, according to local press reports.

Earlier this week, negotiations between the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and mining major BHP Billiton’s tugboat contractor reached deadlock. Last week, workers voted in favour of an option to...


Michelle Madsen

May 22, 2014

16:50 GMT