MUA Branches from across the country and the CFMEU Victorian-Tasmanian Branch have donated $20,000 to striking Exxon/UGL workers who have been on a picket line for 350 days.Read more
A delegation of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) workers from Newcastle have driven nearly 1,000km to the northern Victorian city of Echuca this week to deliver thousands of dollars raised for Parmalat workers who have been locked out of their workplace since January 18.Read more
The MUA’s fight for jobs on the lawns of Parliament House was forced to escalate after the overnight news that Australia’s last domestic tanker – the British Fidelity – was finishing up, rendering another 40 seafarers out of work.Read more
Leading voices from the labour movement have discussed their views ahead of the upcoming federal election, talking up the close ties between unions and the ALP.Read more
The sacked seafarers of the MV Portland were today joined by supporters from a range of backgrounds, most notably members of the Australian Worker's Union and the Australian Manufacturing Worker's Union from the Port Kemble steelworks to celebrate Iron Boat Day at the newly erected Jobs Embassy outside of Parliament House.
A crowd a couple of hundred strong made the trek out to the Kurnell refinery to tell Caltex that its treatment of the Alexander Spirit crew and the wider working public was unacceptable.
In addition to Maritime Union of Australia members, the group was made up of supporters from the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, the Transport Workers’ Union, the Australian Maritime Officers Union, the Fire Brigade Employee’s Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.
A crowd a couple of hundred strong made the trek out to the Kurnell refinery to tell Caltex that its treatment of the Alexander Spirit crew and the wider working public was unacceptable.Read more
The International Transport Workers’ Federation held concerns for the welfare of workers trapped on Barrow Island as they prepared for the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Olwyn.
More than 1,000 workers were stranded on Barrow Island, off the north-west coast of Australia, after Chevron stuffed up plans to evacuate its workforce ahead of the arrival of the Category Three Cyclone.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia says workers on Chevron’s Barrow Island are stuck in a horror movie after the company stuffed up its plans to evacuate its workforce ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Olwyn.Read more