Deckhands in Port Hedland have voted to take industrial action, after failing to negotiate a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with tugboat operator Teekay Shipping.
In a secret ballot conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission, 98% of Maritime Union of Australia members voted to take action.
The members endorsed an unlimited number of 2 hour and 4 hour stop work meetings and unlimited work stoppages of 6 hours and 12 hours.Read more
The Federal Coalition is on a collision course with the Maritime Union of Australia over proposed changes to visas in the offshore oil and gas industry.Read more
Dock workers at the Port oF Fremantle have achieved a successful outcome through negotiations with the Port Authority, providing a level of job security that did not previously exist.Read more
The Fremantle Port Authority today told Fair Work Australia that it needs the flexibility to be able to sack dock workers within three months of a full or partial privatisation of the port, confirming deep concerns the MUA has had for the employment security of the workers.Read more
The Fremantle Port Authority has rejected a last minute offer from the MUA to call off a strike due to commence at 5:30am on Monday 17 December. After months of negotiations, Fremantle Port Authority workers are seeking assurance that any privatisation of port operations will not see the currently workforce sacked en mass.Read more
The MUA has responded to Troy Buswell’s denial of a secret plan to privatise the Port of Fremantle today by calling on the Barnett Government to guarantee no worker will be worse off if it goes ahead. “If there’s no privatisation plan, why is the Government refusing to sign?” said Will Tracey, Assistant State Secretary of the MUA Western Australia Branch.Read more
Maritime workers declare support for Fremantle Community Wind Farm. Over 700 give it their backing in a unanimous vote.Read more
MUA WA official Will Tracey has won the right to be the bargaining representative for a group of oil & gas employees (ROV Operators) whose work is outside the union's coverage, with Fair Work Australia holding there was nothing in the Fair Work Act that prevented it.Read more