Operational impacts of Cyclone Marcia and update on intended industrial action
(as at midday)
North Coast Line – Infrastructure owner Queensland Rail has closed the corridor between Brisbane and Mackay. Rail services remain suspended.
Blackwater and Moura Systems – Rail services remain suspended.
Goonyella System – Aurizon inspected the tracks this morning and have now resumed rail operations on this corridor. Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and Hay Point Coal Terminals at Hay Point have commenced in-loading operations.
Newlands System – the network remains open and Abbott Point Coal Terminal is continuing to unload trains.
Update on intended industrial action:
The AFULE advised Aurizon today it has withdrawn proposed industrial action scheduled for Callemondah (Gladstone), Stanwell and Bluff depots to commence at 1200 hours on 22 February.
We will continue to work closely with potentially affected customers over coming days to mitigate any impacts if the proposed actions do proceed.
Pending further advice from the Unions the following notifications remain current:
The RTBU is undertaking a 24 hour stoppage at Pring (Bowen) depot, commencing at 0001 on 20 February and concluding at 0001 on 21 February.
The AFULE intend to undertake a 24 hour stoppage at the coal depots of Jilalan (Mackay), Coppabella (near Moranbah), and Pring. This stoppage will commence at 1200 hours on 22 February and conclude at 1200 hours on 23 February.
The AFULE intend to undertake an indefinite overtime ban at the Goondiwindi depot commencing at 1200 hours on 22 February.
The AFULE intend to undertake a 24 hour stoppage at the freight depots of Fishermans Island (Brisbane), Acacia Ridge (Brisbane), Townsville, Rockhampton, Emerald, Maryborough, Mackay, Longreach, Roma, Charleville, Toowoomba and Goondiwindi. This stoppage will commence at 1200 hours on 23 February and conclude at 1200 hours on 24 February.
The RTBU intend to undertake a 24 hour stoppage at Coppabella and Jilalan depots commencing at 0001 hours on 23 February and concluding at 0001 hours on 24 February.