|[Picture: The resolution was unanimously passed at the RMF meeting.]|
The MUA, MUNZ and PNGMTWU have resolved to support the people of the Philippines through the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its Filipino affiliates after Typhoon Hiayan devastated their homeland. The typhoon has caused billions of dollars in damage, killing and injuring many people and leaving families homeless.
The destruction left in the wake of the recent typhoon has had a major impact on the participants of the Regional Maritime Federation inaugural meeting and as a result the unions have moved to pledge full support to those in peril. Unions at the Region Maritime Federation inaugural meeting pledged full support to those affected by the typhoon. The group recognised that maritime communities, seafarers and port workers have been among the hardest hit.Read more
In an act of global solidarity the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) along with the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) and ITF Sydney office leafleted Philippine Airline passengers at Sydney Airport this week, highlighting the struggle of the workers who have been locked out since September 2011.Read more
Philippine Airlines locked out 2400 check-in, baggage, catering, reservation agents, cargo workers, mechanics and many others on September 2011 and, then, subsequently sacked the workers in October 2011. They were, then, asked to reapply for their jobs at half of their previous pay. A peaceful protest camp has been going on for 18 months and we need your support: 18 months is a long time to support your family without receiving a wage. Sign the petition to pressure Philippine Airlines to reinstate their workers now!Read more
For more than two years, the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA), the ground crew union of Philippines Airlines (PAL), has been fighting an outsourcing plan that will lay off 2,600 employees and downgrade them from regular to contractual workers.Read more
Since 2006 470 Filipinos have died at the hands of pirates. Anti piracy training will now be mandatory, a significant move says MUA's Paddy Crumlin.Read more