A Flag-Of-Convenience (FOC) ship has been detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority in Newcastle for endangering its crew’s lives today.
The Orient Becrux was found by AMSA to have breached the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea after the Hong Kong-based charterer made the Filipino crew unlash the cargo at sea.
· Honest, Australian jobs should not be replaced with exploited $2/hour workers
· Australia’s fuel security and natural environment should not be put at risk
Today, casual workers can celebrate after a court has reinforced that non-permanent employees could be entitled to long service leave.
In setting a significant precedent, the Supreme Court of South Australia squashed an appeal by Flinders Ports, who were fighting the Industrial Magistrate’s decision that found a casual harbour worker was eligible for long service entitlements.