The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is angered by Hutchison Ports Australia’s move to sack nearly 100 workers at their Port Botany and Brisbane terminals via email and text message sent in the dead of night.Read more
Queensland maritime coastline is just shy of 7,000 kilometres with an area of coverage extending from Weipa on the western side of Cape York to the border with New South Wales at the holiday destination of the Tweed. The coastline is diverse in its geographical landscape and so is the MUA coverage in this State. Towage extends from Weipa in the North as well as regular sailings on the MUA manned vessels from the Port to Gladstone. Ever developing industry in the State needs to be balanced against unique eco-systems including the Great Barrier Reef. The importance of well trained seafarers is paramount in sustaining the balance. The major trading container Port is Brisbane with three Terminal operations with major commodity exports in the Central area of Gladstone, Mackay, Townsville and the surrounding bulk Ports in the North.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin has congratulated the Australian justice system for vindicating trade union and community activist Bob Carnegie.
Eighteen charges brought against Bob Carnegie by construction firm Abigroup were dismissed by Federal Magistrate Michael Burnett in Brisbane Federal Circuit Court today.
“This is a big relief for Bob and his family in particular and the wider trade union and civil rights movement more generally,” Crumlin said.Read more
The support for Bob Carnegie has swept Australia, from coast to coast. Now, the International Trade Union Confederation has made it clear that the global trade union movement will back up the community support for Bob Carnegie.Read more
Reacting to news that Abigroup/Lend Lease dropped several charges against Comrade Carnegie, MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said, while the news that some charges were being dropped was welcome, Bob Carnegie still has a battle ahead of him and the MUA would be standing rock-solid behind him.Read more
During the past few days, the MUA has ramped up community support efforts on behalf of Bob Carnegie, the activist who is being targeted out by a large corporation simply because Carnegie supported workers in a dispute.Read more
Yesterday, National Secretary Paddy Crumlin called on comrades throughout the union to take part in community rallies in support of Bob Carnegie. Today, Crumlin dispatched a letter to Lend Lease, the parent company of Agigroup, pledging to take the Bob Carnegie defence campaign across the globe.Read more
Bob Carnegie is a long time trade union activist who is under a concerted attacked by Abigroup simply because Bob played a role in a community support effort during the struggle for a fair contract at the Queensland Children’s Hospital construction site in Brisbane.Read more
Please sign the petition to help Bob Carnegie, our comrade, who is facing 54 criminal charges.Read more