The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) insists that any financial assistance package being offered by state and federal governments to Alcoa’s Portland Smelter involves a commitment by the company to Australian coastal shipping.
The Turnbull Government plans to attempt to pass the legislation to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), a deeply flawed agreement that could cost up to 40,000 Australian jobs.
A full air and surface rescue operation is underway off the Queensland coast for a missing foreign crew member from the Flag of Convenience (FOC) bulk carrier SBI Samba.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation Australia (ITF) is demanding Australian authorities conduct a full investigation into why this latest tragedy occurred on a Greek owned ship before it enters an Australian port to load Australian cargo.
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) veterans bore the brunt of The Baird Government’s bulldozer approach to decision making today when they took a stand against its controversial WestConnex project.