The Iron Chieftain will be retired due to significant damage sustained during a fire. Please read the MUA report hereRead more
One of Australia’s largest coastal shipping companies, Canadian Shipping Lines Australia (CSL) has dramatically increased the use of foreign seafarers in coastal trades in a blatant attempt to undermine employment conditions and jobs on Australia’s coastal shipping routes.Read more
The MUA has won key concessions from ship operator CSL in the wake of the recent departure of the CSL Thevenard from the Australian coast.Read more
By Glen Williams. Originally published in the Newcastle Herald.
I went to sea at 17-years-old. You could say the salt runs in my blood.
I was a seafarer, my late father was a seafarer, his father was a seafarer and so was his father before him. My brother and sister still go to sea, as does my partner. But sadly, this is where it will probably end.Read more
The MUA protested outside the office of Federal Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin, today as the NSW and Federal Governments continue to obscure details surrounding the forced removal of five Australian crew members from the CSL Melbourne by up to 70 police officers last Friday.Read more