Amendments to the Coastal Trading Act have been tabled in the House of Representatives. Shadow Transport Minister and friend of the MUA spoke extensively against the Liberal Government's attempts to render 1000s of seafarers unemployed. Full speech here.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is urging MP’s to oppose changes to the Coastal Trading Act, warning national security is at risk.
Today, amendments to the Coastal Trading Act will be debated in parliament, which if passed will open up Australia’s Coastal Trading trade to substandard vessels operated by seafarers on $2-an-hour.
MUA National Secretary and ITF President Paddy Crumlin has highlighted the importance of learning from past mistakes in a passionate speech delivered to delegates at the 20th Anniversary celebrations for the Liverpool Dockers.