Dangerous levels of fatigue among vessel traffic controllers is endangering individual safety and risking a shipping catastrophe, an expert report has shown.
A three day safety stoppage at DP World, Port Botany has brought to light severe problems with wire hoisting ropes that may have ramifications for similar terminals in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. The Sydney Branch of the MUA has issued the following Safety Alert.Read more
No more deaths on the waterfront.
That was the clear message coming out of the inaugural Sydney Branch Stevedoring Safety Conference, held on 8-9 November at the MUA Conference Centre, Sydney.
Our unions, representing workers across Hutchison’s Global terminal operations have come together and formed a Regional Safety Committee to combat the company’s poor safety record overall in the region. The unions involved include Serikat Pekerja – JICT in Indonesia, South Asia Port Terminal Democratic Worker’s Union in Pakistan and the Maritime Union of Australia.Read more
Workers and their families rallied today at the Darwin Local Court in support of the family of a seafarer who was killed at Hudson Creek in January of this year.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is again calling for better safety standards in the offshore oil and gas sector with deficiencies highlighted in the release of a Government report into the incident today.Read more
Global union federation the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) have raised fresh concerns about the safety of the new locks on the Panama Canal and a growing threat of privatisation of its members in the Panama Canal at a press conference in Panama City today.Read more
Maintenance workers from around Australia, New Zealand and the west coast of USA have descended upon Adelaide for a two-day conference covering the unique issues maintenance workers are faced with.Read more
The ITF has evidence of shocking safety breaches on board another Flag of Convenience (FOC) ship berthed alongside Pacific Aluminium’s new foreign charter vessel in Newcastle.Read more
Safety concerns have been raised over the use of foreign workers from lightly regulated regimes by North Sea operators.Read more