No beef with wharfies – for now
A SPOKESMAN for Teys Brothers meatworks has asked the Maritime Union of Australia to remember Rockhampton during future strikes.
The wharfies week-long action, which has today stopped for pay negotiations, put the Beef Capital’s two meatworks in jeopardy of closure.
But Teys Brothers spokesperson, Tom Maguire, said it was back to business today.
“There was no doubt that the strike would have been a problem if it had continued,” he said.
“But everything is fine and our containerised meat will begin moving.”
Ports across Australia were closed during the strike, including in Brisbane where 130,000kg of beef was waiting to be shipped to Japan.
Most Central Queensland beef is exported overseas.