"There is power in a factory, power in the land, power in the hands of a worker. But it all amounts to nothing if together we don't stand, there is power in a union" - Billy Bragg
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says the Federal Government has not gone far enough with changes to the 457 foreign skilled worker visa.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions says Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that he will replace 457 visas that have a different name will not address the real concerns of workers who are unemployed, wanting more hours and frustrated at the Turnbull government's inaction while jobs are being replaced and casualised.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says any changes to Australia’s visa system must address current deficiencies in Maritime Crew Visas and the issuing of temporary licenses for coastal shipping trade when there are Australian workers available and willing to do the work.