Australia: 53 health, church, union, environment and aid organisations call for Labor to reject failed TPP
Fifty-three diverse organisations representing more than two million Australians have endorsed a letter calling on Labor to reject the failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and ensure fairness in future trade deals, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).Read more
ITF President Paddy Crumlin has passed on his condolences following the passing of Manohar Kotwal early this morning at the age of 96.Read more
Unions have scored two key victories for workers rights with global shipping and stevedoring giant Maersk this week - one on the homefront in the joint MUA/AWU campaign to have the company negotiate a collective agreement with rig workers off the NW coast and one in Mumbai India where Maersk has agreed to order a company contractor found to be hiring thugs to beat up workers to settle an agreement with the unionised workforce following a six month ITF campaign.Read more
The International Transport Workers' Federation's Offshore Task Force met in Mumbai on February 22nd to 24th. Among them was MUA Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman and the group pledged its solidarity with workers suffering violence from contractors.
ITF taskforce and Indian dock workers hold a minutes silence for Australian waterside worker killed on the Brisbane wharvesRead more
S.R. Kulkarni.President.All India Port & Dock Workers' Federation has written to MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin to thank the union for our solidarity.Read more
The ITF today supplied Møller-Maersk with further proof for its assertion that for years one of its subcontractors in India has got away with violent attacks on its workers, and demanded that the Danish multinational finally sever its ties with the company.Read more
Maritime Union of Australia’s national secretary Paddy Crumlin has called the successful negotiation of wage revision and retrospective payments for Indian dockworkers a triumph and sent official congratulations the All India Port and Dockworkers Union’s members and leadership.
“This excellent result comes after a concerted and determined campaign by the union for wage justice”, said Crumlin on behalf of the MUA and as chairman of ITF Dockworkers Section.Read more
MUA National Secretary and Chair of the International Transport Workers' Dockers Section Paddy Crumlin attended the All India Port & Dock Workers' Federation (AIPDWF) for women worker activists in Mumbai last week.Read more