Dubai-owned DP World Australia has today announced plans to slash more than 10 per cent of its workforce, with 100 more jobs scheduled to be axed at both Melbourne and Sydney container terminals.Read more
Wharfies are striking for 48 hours at DP World’s Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle container terminals, and for 96 hours in Melbourne, to fight against automation, outsourcing, cuts to income protection insurance, and dishonest bargaining by the company which is trying to use change provisions in existing agreements to secure outcomes it cannot bargain into new agreements.
The Divisional National Secretary, Paddy Crumlin, in conformity with Divisional Sub-Rule 47(j)(iii) publishes the declaration of the Election Results of the 2019-2023 MUA Divisional Quadrennial Elections.Read more
NWSSSC (Northwest Shelf Shipping Service Company Limited) has confirmed to the MUA this afternoon that they are withdrawing their proposed sale of the LNG carrier Northwest Stormpetrel.Read more
Exploration License Approval for Australia’s First Offshore Wind Project a Welcome Step to Create Local Jobs while addressing Climate Change
The maritime union has welcomed the granting of an exploration license for Australia’s first offshore wind project, saying it paves the way for the creation of thousands of quality regional jobs while also addressing the need for urgent action on climate change.Read more
Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has lamented the sacking of nearly 80 Australian seafarers, including some from the Newcastle-Hunter region, with the decision of BHP and Bluescope to remove two ships from service.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has accused large multinational companies BHP and BlueScope Steel of using the January holiday period to quietly sack nearly 80 Australian seafarers and replace them with $2 an hour exploited foreign labour on the Australian coast.Read more
Workers employed by Hutchison Ports in Sydney and Brisbane have voted overwhelmingly to commence broad-ranging industrial action, accusing the company of launching the most severe attack on waterfront conditions in a generation.Read more
A new report into port automation by a prominent management consultancy used by rightwing bosses and governments worldwide has shown what unions have known for years – that automation always costs a fortune but rarely delivers forecast profits and productivity gains.
The Morrison Government has offered a series of empty excuses for Australia’s fuel security fail, trying to paper over the cracks of their deliberate inaction on the same day a product tanker caught fire and exploded in Hong Kong, exposing the precarious nature of the international trade.Read more