One of Australia’s largest coastal shipping companies, Canadian Shipping Lines Australia (CSL) has dramatically increased the use of foreign seafarers in coastal trades in a blatant attempt to undermine employment conditions and jobs on Australia’s coastal shipping routes.
The Maritime Union of Australia is pleased to announce that the maritime worker at the centre of an industrial dispute at the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at Webb Dock in Melbourne has been reinstated on pay.
A report released today by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) shows that the industrial turmoil plaguing the operations of embattled global port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has spread to its flagship terminal in Melbourne, Australia.
Paddy Crumlin, President of the ITF said today that ICTSI has imported its anti-worker business model, which has led to protracted disputes and protests around the world, to the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) terminal at Webb Dock.
The MUA Sydney Branch rallied outside the live recording of the ABC’s QandA program on December 11, targeting special guest Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.