As Australian Seafarers struggle to find work in their own country, Rio, the 2nd Largest Mining House in the World employs seafarers from the developing world on substandard wages and conditions on ships plying the Gladstone to Weipa bauxite run.
This is nothing short of a national disgrace!
The MUA Queensland Branch demands Rio employ highly trained Australian Seafarers trading exclusively on the Australian Coast.'
Qld Branch Secretary
Maritime Union of Australia