Deputy National Secretary Will Tracey reports that for 5 years now the MUA has been engaged in a bitter struggle for the rights of MUA seafaring members to continue to work in the Australian offshore oil and gas industry.Read more
From Will Tracey, Deputy National Secretary
This offshore update comes after a decent set of outcomes to a number of critical issues for MUA members that were discussed in many of the previous offshore updates and have been at the forefront of AMMA attempts to derail the MUA campaign for job security in the offshore oil and gas industry. The most recent offshore update dealt with the following issues:
Major design faults with the royalty regime for the gas industry should be scrutinised thoroughly by the Australian Parliament.Read more
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has welcomed a decision by Australia’s High Court to rule invalid a decision by the nation’s conservative government to exempt workers on vessels in the multi-billion dollar offshore oil and gas industry from domestic visa requirements.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)/Australian Maritime Officer’s Union (AMOU) have emerged as victorious in its ongoing battle against the Abbott/Turnbull Government and its obfuscation on visas in the offshore oil and gas sector.
Three offshore companies – Mermaid Marine, DOF and Smit – have attempted to pursue non-union agreements as part of a protracted campaign being headed by the anti-MUA peak body, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA).Read more
The decision for the ongoing offshore visa case will be handed down by the High Court on Wednesday.Read more
The battle between the Abbott-Turnbull Government and the MUA will come to a conclusion when the High Court hands down its ruling on a dispute about whether Australians have a right to work in Australia’s offshore industry.Read more
Would you trade you job for a cup of coffee?
The AMMA 3 – Swires, Maersk and Mermaid Marine – sent an EBA to offshore workers on January 22 which seeks to axe many conditions currently accepted in the industry. They have also refused to agree to the broad sweep of critical job security claims that will cement Australian jobs in the Australian offshore oil and gas industry.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia today applauded a Fair Work Commission ruling, backing the MUA’s right to represent waterside workers at Darwin Harbour.Read more