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Industry Wises Up to Automation

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Union and industry have found common cause in denouncing the practice of automation without consultation, Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith reports.

Yesterday Lloyd’s List Daily Commercial News reported Automation fails at DP World Brisbane, proving that automating terminals without proper thought or process does not work. 

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ITF Supports Coalition for Good Jobs in PNG

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The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has thrown its full support behind the campaign against privatising public assets and services in Papua New Guinea.

Three trade unions – the Energy Workers Union, Maritime and Transport Workers Union and National Airline Employees Association – have formed a coalition to keep some of the country’s biggest companies, including PNG Power, PNG Ports and Air Nuigini, in public hands.

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Truss Misleads on Shipping to Drive Home Ideological Agenda

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The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has urged the Abbott Government to protect Australian jobs, the maritime skills base and the environment when considering changes to laws covering coastal shipping.
 
Fresh on the heels of killing off Australia’s submarine industry and car industry, Transport Minister Warren Truss today signaled an end to cabotage, which is the rules that level the playing field for Australian ships on our coast, using flawed data from a new report.

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Anger as Hardie Seeks to Vary Payments

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From today's Working Life.

Revelations that the compensation fund set up by James Hardie for asbestos victims could face a financial shortfall within three years has reopened old sores, with the company being accused of putting its own profits ahead of the interests of asbestos sufferers, Mark Phillips reports.

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