Union says precedent set with port workers fired by text

HUTCHINSON Ports Australia laid off almost 100 port workers via a text message sent just before midnight on Friday.

Hutchinson operates the Brisbane Container Terminals.

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A representative from the Maritime Union Australia said while Gladstone workers would not be affected, the move would set a significant precedent.



FIRES: Update around Gladstone

FIRES: Update around Gladstone

Two fires are burning in and around Gladstone.

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‘High-risk’: Authorities crack down on fishing industry

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COMMERCIAL fishermen are encouraged to attend a workshop in Gladstone to learn more...