Christmas prices to soar as ‘team Australia’ bears brunt of wharfies dispute
Director of international freight forwarding company Global Forwarding Director Enrica Centorame tells 2GB Breakfast host Ben Fordham that the price of Christmas goods could soar this year as a result of the wharfies dispute.
Enrica says the ongoing dispute between stevedore Patricks and the Maritime Union will mean many of the hottest Christmas gifts won’t make it to the shelves of the nation’s retailers. Enrica tells Ben that “it’s adding cost, it’s adding time, stress and frustration.
It’s not over by a longshot. Team Australia is being impacted. Every single Australian will cop the additional costs at the end of the line. There may not be many Christmas gifts to purchase because the shelves will be empty and it will increase the cost of goods.”