How very droll; but by ship?

“Industrial disputes are not discrete events. Industrial disputes are a product of history, the pursuit of what parties see as their rights, context, content, economy/market, expectations, disappointments, people and many other factors. Those that arrive at the Commission, usually have survived an eventful journey by sea.”
Australian Mines and Metal Association v Maritime Union of Australia (2015) FWC 773 delivered 21 July 2015 per Cloghan C