A crowd a couple of hundred strong made the trek out to the Kurnell refinery to tell Caltex that its treatment of the Alexander Spirit crew and the wider working public was unacceptable.
In addition to Maritime Union of Australia members, the group was made up of supporters from the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, the Transport Workers’ Union, the Australian Maritime Officers Union, the Fire Brigade Employee’s Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.
A crowd a couple of hundred strong made the trek out to the Kurnell refinery to tell Caltex that its treatment of the Alexander Spirit crew and the wider working public was unacceptable.Read more
The MUA is showing their resolve in continuing to fight for members’ rights and jobs, protect their penalty rates and job security at DP World.
On Monday hundreds turned out to a rally was held outside of the Sydney Branch unions rooms.
Unfortunately two bus loads of members could not make the event due to the Sydney Siege unfolding just four bucks away and the MUA also had to cancel their march to Town Hall, nonetheless wharfies were joined in solidarity by other MUA members, other unions, students and various other supporters.Read more
ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver said the 5000 sacked Qantas workers are paying the price for poor management decisions and a Federal Government that is out to cut jobs and wages.
“It is not the fault of workers that Qantas is locked in an unprofitable bidding war with Virgin and other foreign government backed airlines, it is not the fault of workers that Jetstar Asia is not making a profit and nor is the rising global cost of fuel the fault of workers,” Mr Oliver said.Read more
|[Picture: (L to R): Jessica Robertson (RTBU), MUA Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith & Ali Noyes (TWU) with the letter addressed to DPW management.|
Representatives of the Transport Unions Federation (MUA, RTBU and TWU) today presented DPW senior management a letter expressing the concerns of the unions and making clear our expectation that Dubai Ports World respects trade union rights in every port it operates in around the world. The AMOU were also signatories to the letter.
On top of local matters raised with DPW specific concerns were also raised about DP World offering the new workers at its London Gateway Terminal lower wages and conditions than at other DP World UK terminals, and that DP World has not allowed UNITE to have access to the Terminal and has so far not recognised or begun collective bargaining with the union.
DP World’s actions at a number of terminals in India were also raised and expressions of solidarity came from Australian unions with a call to DPW to rectify the way they work with Indian Unions and respect trade union rights and freedom of association.Read more
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) rank and file yesterday stood with their TWU comrades in a display of solidarity, campaigning for major retailers to stop neglecting safety issues and begin to take their responsibilities to truck drivers and road users seriously.Read more
The Australian Transport Unions Federation (ATUF) welcomed announcements in the federal budget related to regulatory reform and a massive funding boost for transport infrastructure, skills and training.Read more
The Transport Union Federation (MUA, TWU, RTBU) today welcomed the Gillard Government's National Port Strategy and said it will provide the framework and the vital direction Australia's Ports have long been crying out for. Together with the Government's proposed shipping reform, the successful adoption of the strategy will herald a new era for Australian ports and shippingRead more