The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)/Australian Maritime Officer’s Union (AMOU) have emerged as victorious in its ongoing battle against the Abbott/Turnbull Government and its obfuscation on visas in the offshore oil and gas sector.
The decision for the ongoing offshore visa case will be handed down by the High Court on Wednesday.Read more
The battle between the Abbott-Turnbull Government and the MUA will come to a conclusion when the High Court hands down its ruling on a dispute about whether Australians have a right to work in Australia’s offshore industry.Read more
A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a comprehensive plan to ensure the temporary work visa system prioritises Australian jobs and addresses temporary worker exploitation.Read more
New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shown he wants to keep employment and industrial relations as an ideological battleground with his surprise decision to promote Western Australian Senator Michaelia Cash to Minister for EmploymentRead more
The High Court today agreed to hear the case involving the Abbott Government’s use of visas for cheap foreign labour in the offshore oil and gas sector that are normally reserved for royal guests and overseas dignitaries.Read more
Thousands of Australian jobs in the offshore oil and gas sector are being threatened by the Federal Government’s sneaky means of issuing Special Purpose Visas to cheap overseas labourers.
Assistant Immigration Minister Michaelia Cash has used her Ministerial discretion to issue the visas, usually reserved for top dignitaries including the Royal Family and military attaches.
The Abbott Government’s ongoing efforts to undermine Australian jobs in the offshore oil and gas sector suffered a setback today when the Federal Court rejected its underhand means of deploying visas for foreign workers.Read more
The review of Australia’s skilled migration system has ignored the impact the growing number of foreign workers on temporary visas is having on Australia’s job market and unemployment – particularly young people.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia is calling on politicians to actively defend Australian jobs following the example of Federal Labor politician, Alannah MacTiernan, who yesterday spoke out on behalf of resource workers.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin urged politicians from all side of politics to follow suit, to stand up and be counted on promoting local labour.