From Will Tracey, Deputy National Secretary
This offshore update comes after a decent set of outcomes to a number of critical issues for MUA members that were discussed in many of the previous offshore updates and have been at the forefront of AMMA attempts to derail the MUA campaign for job security in the offshore oil and gas industry. The most recent offshore update dealt with the following issues:
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.
Three offshore companies – Mermaid Marine, DOF and Smit – have attempted to pursue non-union agreements as part of a protracted campaign being headed by the anti-MUA peak body, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA).Read more
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
IDC/ITF International Day of Action
NSS Loses Contracts
Politics in the Pub
Visit to Port of Townsville Ltd
As a result of 20 tugboat workers being sacked protestors rallied yesterday outside of Dawson MP George Christensen’s office to highlight his ineffectiveness as a local member.Read more
The electorate of Herbert has been neglected in the past three years as a result of Ewen Jones’s lack of action on anything meaningful, as a result protestors hit up his electorate office in Townsville yesterday.Read more
The union has endured some of the worst attacks it has ever faced since 1872 at the hands of the dysfunctional Abbott – Turnbull Government.
Workers can’t afford another term of a Liberal National Coalition, regardless of the leader.Read more
Workers at Patrick’s terminals have overwhelmingly voted down an agreement that Patrick put to a ballot last week.Read more