Below is the transcript from yesterday's doorstop on the morning of yesterday's Trade Union Royal Commission.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) will appear today at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.
National Secretary, Paddy Crumlin confirmed that while the Union would participate in hearings, it stridently disagreed with the politics driving the inquiry.
International Transport Workers’ Federation Australian coordinator Dean Summers has slammed Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss for using a day of commemoration and celebration to push his ideological agenda.
Maritime unions have descended on Canberra today to speak to members and Senators about the need to protect coastal shipping and jobs on the coast.
The agenda includes the review if the Coastal Trading Act, Offshore Visas and the Seafarers Tax Offset, which is being debated in the lower house today.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) are concerned by comments made in question time yesterday by Transport Minister Warren Truss, who continues to mislead the Australian people as he pursues an ideological agenda in shipping.