Canadian and Australian seafarers stand up and fight back to strengthen protections for maritime workerRead more
One hundred and thirty maritime workers from across 56 countries are meeting in Montreal, Canada tomorrow to help shape the future of trade union campaigning in the industry.Read more
The attacks on cabotage in Australia and worldwide are more prevalent than ever and as a result on day two of the MUA’s Quadrennial National Conference had a dedicated panel session to the attacks.Read more
As the search for crew from the missing El Faro continues the MUA has sent a message of solidarity to the North American Seafarers International Union.
The missing cargo ship El Faro probably sank after it was caught in the path of hurricane Joaquin, a US coast guard spokesman said on Monday. One body has been discovered, with 32 crew members still missing, according to the Guardian. Full story here.Read more
Hunterlink’s dedication to the welfare of international seafarers was on display in front of some of the world’s biggest transport leaders in Western Australia last week.
Delegates gathered in Perth for the bi-annual Fair Practices Committee, a conference of union leaders that determines the forward direction of the International Transport Workers’ Federation.Read more
Global maritime unions have banded together as ill-advised governments and trading blocs continue to undermine workers’ rights in the name of free trade.
The Seafarers' International Union of Canada (SIU) said last week that it was forming a coalition with Canadian and global transport unions over their significant concerns surrounding the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and the lack of transparency from those who were making the deal. Read the SIU's press release here.