Hutchison Ports Australia have delivered a brutal and totally outrageous log of claims to the MUA and its members going further than any previous stevedoring employer in waterfront history in attacking wages and working conditions on the waterfront.Read more
The MUA has commenced negotiations with DP World for a new agreement for around 1800 MUA wharfies and maintenance workers. DP World is one of the biggest agreements in the stevedoring industry and it has started with DP World attacking workers rights and conditions. The first round of meetings took place on 4-7 September.Read more
The MUA has had a significant victory for tugboat workers in Gladstone after the Fair Work Commission dismissed tugboat operator Smit’s attempt to block bargaining for 12 months.Read more
Workers at Patrick’s terminals have overwhelmingly voted down an agreement that Patrick put to a ballot last week.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is again calling for calm from Asciano subsidiary, Patrick, after it released a statement today outlining its intention to ballot terminal wharfies on an incomplete and unseen Enterprise Agreement (EA).Read more
The MUA’s EBA campaign for job security and improved wages and conditions at Qube continues. The campaign has been a success so far and our continued “chuck it in the bin” campaign has been an example of the unity of Qube workers who continue to tell this giant corporation that they want their fair share. The company didn’t want a Part A National process they wanted individual ports alone and out in the cold, open to Qube’s voracious appetite for profit, usually at our expense.
In a petty and short-sighted move, BHP-Billiton has shown its contempt for Australian workers by trying to undermine a Fair Work sanctioned collective agreement.Read more
The MUA is urging all offshore workers to VOTE NO to the Offshore 5 EBA that the Offshore 5 companies and AMMA have sent out. By now all MUA members working for the Offshore 5 will have been able to access the new Offshore 5 EBA electronically. Below are key reasons why we are urging MUA members to VOTE NO. It is broken into 2 categories:Read more
The fundamental industrial right to collectively bargain is being denied to 50 ferry workers.
Manly Fast Ferries, which operates between Circular Quay and Manly, has adopted a whole host of anti-worker, union-busting tactics, to discourage its workforce from organising to obtain a better deal.Read more