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
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
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all members, staff, organisers, officials and your wonderfully supportive families best wishes, thanks and solidarity for the season.Read more
While Wartsila may have carried out a successful test of an autonomous offshore vessel last month those representing the workers in the transport industry question both the productivity and economics of automated ships and ports.Read more
Australian Senate Inquiry Finds Flag of Convenience Shipping Poses Serious Risks To National Security
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says the Turnbull Government can no longer ignore its national security responsibilities in the wake of damning findings today by the Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience (FOC) Shipping.
The Spanish parliament’s vote in favour of a royal decree to reform port labour rules has prompted a swift backlash from key trade unions.Read more
The Fair Work Ombudsman has been forced to drop its landmark case against crew members of the Tandara Spirit