Major breakthrough for maritime workers as agreement reached with Total Marine ServicesRead more
TMS Agrees to return to negotiation, MUA cancels 48 hour action in show of good faithRead more
Further protected action at Total Marine Services when offer fails to deliver negotiation pointsRead more
Maritime workers, union and TMS to talk as union suspends 48 hours stoppageRead more
Pursuit of a construction allowance for offshore construction work is at the centre of two 48-hour stoppages planned for Total Marine Services vessels the first beginning midnight tonight, Wednesday December 17.Read more
MUA workers working for Total Marine voted for 24 hour industrial actionRead more
Maritime Union members employed by Total Marine Services in the offshore industry have voted in favour of industrial actionRead more
26 October 2009 2:05pm Fair Work Australia has today granted the MUA's application for a second protected action ballot of its members at Total Marine Services, after a full bench overturned the first ballot order because the union wasn't genuinely trying to reach an agreement.
Senior Deputy President Anne Harrison's ruling this morning follows Commissioner Colin Thatcher granting the initial ballot application on September 1 and a full bench - Vice President Graeme Watson, Senior Deputy President Jonathan Hamberger and Commissioner Michael Roberts - overturning it on October 9, saying the union had taken only "preparatory" steps in negotiations and had failed to establish that it had genuinely tried to reach an agreement.