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Vale Martin McGuinness

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Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) National Secretary and International Transport Workers¹ Federation (ITF) President Paddy Crumlin has paid tribute to former IRA leader turned Sinn Féin politician, Martin McGuinness.

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MUA Wary Of Turnbull Government Discussion Paper On Coastal Shipping

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The Turnbull Government has released its long-awaited discussion paper on the future of coastal shipping in Australia but the document has left the MUA with more questions than answers.

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ACTU To Address Energy Policy Vacuum

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The ACTU will set up a national energy policy working group as the nation grapples with blackouts in some parts of Australia alongside a looming gas shortage with almost all of our available gas currently shipped off overseas.

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MUA workers at Webb Dock take a stand for Penalty Rates

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MUA members at Webb Dock are taking a stand against the erosion of penalty rates, with new legal advice suggesting cuts may not be limited to hospitality and retail workers.

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Safety Code Rejection Angers Dock Union

Dock workers have launched a fierce attack on industry bosses for trashing a proposed safety code just eight days after an employee was crushed to death on Melbourne's wharves.

Toll Shipping worker Anthony Attard, 42, was helping load cargo on board a vessel docked at the Port of Melbourne on May 20, when he was run over by a trailer. Paramedics rushed to the waterfront but could not revive him.


ACTU: Every Worker Must Be Able To Go To Work And Return Home Safely

The tragic death of a waterside worker at the toll shipping facility in Melbourne yesterday and of a miner at the Boggabri coal mine in NSW this morning is yet another reminder that workplace safety is a life and death matter.

 ACTU assistant secretary Michael Borowick passed on the condolences of the union movement to the family of Anthony Attard and the mining community in Boggabri as well as the MUA and the CFMEU.

MUA Records Stevedoring Safety Wins on Domestic and International Stage

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is celebrating the release of a National Stevedoring Code of Practice (NSCOP) after a seven-year battle to improve safety standards on the waterfront.


A “Buy Australian Act” will create jobs

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is calling for all Australian political parties to support a Buy Australian Act that would require all major government projects and services to use locally manufactured goods, such as steel, iron, clothing and equipment.

Vale Martin McGuinness

Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) National Secretary and International Transport Workers¹ Federation (ITF) President Paddy Crumlin has paid tribute to former IRA leader turned Sinn Féin politician, Martin McGuinness.


MUA Wary Of Turnbull Government Discussion Paper On Coastal Shipping

The Turnbull Government has released its long-awaited discussion paper on the future of coastal shipping in Australia but the document has left the MUA with more questions than answers.