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.



PHOTOS: Hundreds turn out with dogs for first Strut 4 Mutts

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It was the group's first Strut 4 Mutts event and it was a hit

BOOK WEEK: 40+ adorable pics of Gladstone's book lovers

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The event saw students across the region dress up

PICS: Good times brew for Seniors Week Morning Tea

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Almost 500 guests attended the annual Seniors Week event