The Maritime Union of Australia has signalled it will campaign against the privatization of the ports of Gladstone and Townsville, following indications from the Queensland State Government that the ports may be sold off.
MUA Queensland Branch Acting Secretary Trevor Munday said today that selling the ports was not in the public interest.
“Surely any test when considering a sale has to be whether then public interest test is met. Any other consideration is just ideology gone mad.”Read more
Maritime Union of Australia members in Gladstone have today called for a coronial inquiry into the capsizing of a ship that caused a fatality two years ago.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia says it will bitterly fight Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s plans to privatise Gladstone Port.Read more
Workers are looking at a bleak Christmas with construction giant Bechtel notifying that it has discontinued its contract with PB Sea-Tow, leaving 28 workers with Gladstone without a job. It is understood that PB Sea-Tow could be replaced by a rogue operator that has previously breached safety standards on numerous occasions in the past, including a fatality last year in Gladstone Harbour.Read more
MEMBERS of the Maritime Union of Australia in Gladstone have marched from the Marina Ferry Terminal in a show of support for wharfies in Auckland, New Zealand.Read more