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Company Overview of Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd.

Company Overview

Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd. operates coal handling facilities in the Port of Newcastle. It offers safety, coal receival, coal stacking, and reclaiming/shiploading services. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Kooragang Island, Australia. Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Newcastle Coal Shippers Pty Limited.

Curlew Street

Kooragang Island, NSW 2304


Founded in 1976


61 2 4907 2000


61 2 4907 3000

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Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd. Key Developments

Port Waratah Coal Services Moves to Cut 34 Jobs at Newcastle Coal Terminal

Port Waratah Coal Services moves to cut 34 jobs at Newcastle coal terminal. Less than a week after the loss of 100 jobs at a Hunter Valley coal mine, a Newcastle coal handling operator is making more than 30 employees redundant. Port Waratah Coal Services is responsible for loading export coal at its Kooragang and Carrington terminals. PWCS says as it seeks to identify areas of efficiency and opportunities to reduce costs it will make 34 jobs redundant.

Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd. Workers Strike at Newcastle Port

Workers at a Newcastle port will strike over the next four days after a breakdown in negotiations between unions and management over work conditions. A group of unions representing about half of the 450 workers at Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd. received a unanimous vote for industrial action on July 10, 2013. The strikes began on July 11, 2013 morning with work stopping between 1am (AEST) and 5am. They will continue over the next four nights as work ceases around 8pm before resuming at 4am. Non-unionised staff will continue while the stoppages are held. Discussions have been described by both sides as co-operative, mature and consultative. And while the groups have reached an accord on about 50 alterations to the enterprise agreement, unions say action is being taken to protest against a 'watered-down dispute clause'.

Newcastle Port Workers to Strike Again June 14 to 16

Workers at Newcastle port will continue to hold labor stoppages. The plan is to strike from June 14 to June 16 for four hours each day. Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd., (PWCS) and the unions have not yet reached an agreement over key issues related to dispute-settling procedures. PWCS has been served with notices of the strikes.

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