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Interislander Strike Notice

16 November 2012

Aviation and Marine Engineers Association (AMEA) and Merchant Services Guild (MSG) have issued Interislander with strike notices.

“The strike notice follows several months of collective agreement negotiations between Interislander, AMEA and MSG. At voluntary mediation on 1 November a settlement was negotiated and unions agreed to recommend the settlement to members. The unions were unable to obtain ratification from the members on the agreed settlement,” says Interislander General Manager Thomas Davis.

"Interislander was disappointed to receive strike notice from both AMEA and MSG on Friday 16 November, rather than a request to return to mediation."

AMEA represents 70 engineering officers and MSG represents 54 deck officers.

The strike would have the effect of suspending all Interislander sailings from Saturday 1 December to Saturday 8 December.

“Interislander remains committed to a speedy resolution and will continue to negotiate with both unions with a view to reaching settlement before the strike period begins,” Mr Davis says.

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