As members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and The Maritime Union of Australia and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia have approved the amalgamation of these organisations, Deputy President Gostencnik has fixed 27 March 2018 as the day on which the amalgamation is to take effect.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says its wharfies at Qube’s Melbourne Bulk & General operation have gone on strike for 48 hours this weekend after the company’s attempt to terminate their EBA and revert to the award, which would mean a pay cut of at least 40 per cent.
“The Fair Work Commission, the independent umpire, has given us a green light to proceed to amalgamate on March 27, and that’s what we will do,” said Michael O’Connor, the presumptive National Secretary of the new Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union.
Yesterday, Svitzer Australia advised the MUA that it was the victim of data theft impacting three Australian employees email accounts. Svitzer Australia advised that they had stopped the theft within five hours of becoming aware, however details of some 600 employees were leaked, 400 of those including details such as bank account details and tax file numbers.