• Position vacant: Administrative Policy Assistant

    Friday, December 29, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Position vacant: Administrative Policy Assistant in Sydney, Australia

    An exceptional opportunity is available for an administrative policy assistant who has a keen interest, understanding and appreciation of current Australian political and industrial history.

    The interesting and varied role is based in the National Office of one of Australia’s most effective, respected and influential trade unions, The Maritime Union of Australia. The role reports to and is the primary support for the Assistant National Secretary; the role also provides some support to other senior National Officials as well as the National Legal Team.

    Your excellent communication skills will provide a good basis upon which you will be contributing to:

    •  managing the Assistant National Secretary’s schedule and providing preparatory briefings;

    •  managing the information flow in respect to the portfolio of national and international


    •  reviewing briefing papers and highlighting relevant issues;

    •  undertaking research in matters relevant to priorities and commitments;

    •  managing the logistics of the portfolio of work, including assisting with coordination of campaigns;

    •  maintaining all information in an organised and accessible system;

    •  providing general secretarial and administrative support for the Assistant National Secretary

      and the National Legal Team; and

    •  maintaining relevant information on the website.

      To be considered for this role, you will require a minimum of 3 years experience in an office support role at a senior level and a demonstrated empathy with the labour movement would be advantageous.

      Your exceptional project management and administrative skills, advanced computer literacy, adaptability and flexibility will be the basis upon which expected outputs in an often rapidly changing environment can be met.

      Your proactive and organised approach, demonstrating a sound work ethic and ability to prioritise and plan in a busy office environment, will ensure the delivery of quality and timely outputs and is administered efficiently and effectively.

      A competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience, will be offered to the successful candidate.

      Applicants must be permanent residents and able to work in Australia.

      For additional information please contact Trisha Hurley (0419 528 413).

      Applications close on Friday 29 December 2017 should be forwarded to The Recruitment Officer,; resumes should not exceed 4 pages. 

  • Petition - Stop Issuing Temporary Licences to Shipping Companies Allowing Them to Replace Australian Crew

    Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 06:00 PM

    Sign this important petition click HERE

    Federal Transport Minister Darren Chester and the Department of Infrastructure and Transport must immediately cease issuing 'Temporary Licences' (TL's) to CSL (Canadian Steamship Line) when there are Australian Ships available.

    The issuing of TL's outside the intent of Coastal Trading Act 2012 has meant Australian ships are constantly being replaced by low cost, unsafe ships of shame under the watch of this government.

    Another Australian ship, The CSL Thevenard, has just been taken off the coast leaving the Australian crew without a job while foreign flagged ships and exploited seafarers are being used to do their work.

    Any CSL ships operating on the Australian coast should employ Australian seafarers.

    This has also happened to the CSL Melbourne, CSL Pacific and CSL Brisbane and in a similar scenario Alcoa were issued with temporary licences to allow foreign crewed ships to take the work of the Australian crewed MV Portland.

    Why is this important?

    The minister and the government should be standing up for Australian seafarers and denying any temporary licences while there are Australian workers available.

    Its time to stand up for Australian workers and the shipping industry.