PNG Maritime Transport Workers Union delegate Rarua Ovia addressed the MUA Bulk and General Conference in Melbourne on 11 May
He gave a very disturbing report on the complete lack of training in the industry. He explained how management had stood over workers to force them to work through their lunch break. When workers refused they were threatened with loss of future work. So they agreed to work. That day a worker was hit by a 40 foot container on the top of a stack. He later died in hospital.