Approximately 50 unionists held a rally outside of the Tomago Smelter demanding a meeting with Pacific Aluminium’s chief executive, Matt Howell, for his complicity in sacking Australian workers and replacing them with developing world workers, paid as little as $2-an-hour.Read more
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The attacks on cabotage in Australia and worldwide are more prevalent than ever and as a result on day two of the MUA’s Quadrennial National Conference had a dedicated panel session to the attacks.Read more
Slick the oily surfer was joined by the Labor Party’s Federal member Sharon Claydon and State member Tim Crakanthorp, along with Greens Councilor Michael Osborne to warn the Newcastle community that a Pasha Bulker-type event could happen again with shipping regulation being dismantled.Read more
More than four hundred workers from several unions, most notably from CFMEU construction, took their fight straight to multi-billion dollar miner Rio Tinto for its complicity in sacking Australian seafarers and replacing them with foreign workers paid as little as $2-an-hour.Read more
Yesterday, Federal Shadow Employment Minister Brendan O’Connor joined the Maritime Union of Australia and Unions NT in highlighting the plight of good, skilled, long-term jobs in the Territory.Read more
The union has become aware that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) may attempt to communicate with members regarding the recent CSL Melbourne dispute. While this is a disgraceful waste of taxpayers’ money, it may also cause unnecessary concern among the membership.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.
Commenting on the raid on the CSL Melbourne in Newcastle yesterday, ITF seafarers’ section chair Dave Heindel said: “This raid was an error of truly national dimensions. The Australian government seems hell-bent on stripping away the very protections that make Australia the nation it is, and in doing so is becoming an international embarrassment in an industry seeking higher standards of governance and accountability.”Read more
The Australian company Pacific Aluminium is directly responsible for chartering a vessel that does not have an ITF agreement, protecting its Seafarers most basic rights.Read more