The Government of Madagascar is the target of a global campaign launched today (28th February) to defend dockworkers at the ICTSI operated Port of Toamasina in Madagascar. The campaign by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) will see protests outside of Madagascan embassies across three continents.
Seafarers who currently hold a valid Integrated Rating Certificate of Proficiency (IR COP) and have revalidated prior to the 31/12/2016, may or may not hold the compliant qualification to sail on vessels which require STCW Reg II/5 & III/5 certificates.
A delegation of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) workers from Newcastle have driven nearly 1,000km to the northern Victorian city of Echuca this week to deliver thousands of dollars raised for Parmalat workers who have been locked out of their workplace since January 18.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has hailed the Canadian Government’s settlement with Canadian unions over breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program as a victory for common sense.