Maintenance workers from around Australia, New Zealand and the west coast of USA have descended upon Adelaide for a two-day conference covering the unique issues maintenance workers are faced with.Read more
Warren Smith, MUA Assistant National Secretary headed up the session of international heavyweights in describing how dockworkers around the world face the same issues: automation, casualisation, contracting out, with attacks often coming from the same companies.Read more
"On July 5 every year all West Coast Ports in the United States are closed as longshore workers remember "Bloody Thursday".
On July 5, 1934, Police and thugs savagely attacked striking longshore workers and their supporters. Dozens of workers were injured and two were killed.
Out of this battle the ILWU was formed, led by an expatriate Australian, Harry Bridges.
The ILWU today is one of the truly great Unions of the world.
The ILWU's role in supporting our Union during the Patrick's lockout of 1998 in boycotting the Columbus Canada will never be forgotten.
Qld Branch Secretary
Day one of the WA Branch Conference got off to an explosive start with National Secretary Paddy Crumlin delivering an emotional speech in remembering his recently deceased father-in-law.
It didn’t take long for Crumlin to get fired up when he started talking about the impotence of the Abbott Government and the neo-liberal bosses.Read more
As the PWCS campaign intensifies, the unanimous solidarity among workers is being bolstered by a growing wave of support from around the globe.Read more
Paddy Crumlin Radio Interview: Port Workers In Hong Kong and Vancouver, USA, Fighting For Decent Jobs
Hundreds of contract workers in the port of Hong Kong are on strike for decent pay and working conditions. Meanwhile port workers in Vancouver, USA, are locked out as their employer tries to break the union.Read more
Dock workers from the ITF-affiliated International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been locked out of their jobs at the Port of Vancouver in Washington, USA by their employer, Japanese conglomerate Mitsui.Read more
In a further sign of the strengthening of ties between maritime workers around the globe, the MUA, US International Longshore and Warehouse Union and MUNZ inked key ports alliance agreements to broaden campaigning across borders on behalf of maritime workers.Read more