Melbourne Rally Delivers Strong Message To Oceana Gold Shareholders: It’s time to get OGC out of El Salvador
Unions and environmentalists have again rallied in Melbourne to support the people of El Salvador in their dispute with Australian-based OceanaGold that has been running for more than a decade.Read more
Shipping giant Toll has been convicted and fined a massive $1 million for safety failures after a father-of-three was crushed and killed on Melbourne's wharves.Read more
The Fair Work Commission has issued a temporary order prohibiting global stevedoring giant - DP World - from forcing wharfies to do the work of linesmen in Melbourne.Read more
In the wake of the death this week of Anthony Attard, a father of three who was killed doing his job on board the Toll RoRo vessel Tasmanian Achiever, the MUA is gearing up for a massive escalation of the Waterfront Safety Campaign.
Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith, National Safety Officer Matt Goodwin and Victorian Branch Assistant Secretary Robert Patchett spent several days on the job supporting and working with members in the aftermath of this tragedy.Read more
The tragic death of a waterside worker at the toll shipping facility in Melbourne yesterday and of a miner at the Boggabri coal mine in NSW this morning is yet another reminder that workplace safety is a life and death matter.
ACTU assistant secretary Michael Borowick passed on the condolences of the union movement to the family of Anthony Attard and the mining community in Boggabri as well as the MUA and the CFMEU.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia passes on with great sadness the news that an MUA member and delegate has been crushed to death on board a ship at the Toll Shipping facility in Port Melbourne. Anthony Attard, aged in his 40s, was helping load cargo onto the Tasmanian at about 1.45pm on Tuesday when the incident occurred.
Ambulance Victoria said they treated the man at the scene, but he could not be saved.Read more
Workers unloading steel from the Donaugracht in Melbourne on Friday were shocked to discover they had come into contact with a powdery black substance.Read more
A strike that threatened to cripple Australia's busiest port, Melbourne, from Sunday has been averted, after the warring parties reached an in-principle agreement over improved wages and conditions.Read more
The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has launched a campaign for unions to express solidarity with their comrades at DP World in Australia, who have been threatened with a company lockout in Melbourne amid their battle for better conditions and stable employment.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia will undertake protected action in a number of ports across Australia run by bulk and general operator POAGS this weekend after yet another breakdown in industrial negotiations.Read more