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Gladstone: Maritime Workers to Hold Rally Outside Parliamentary Inquiry

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Maritime workers will rally outside The Grand Hotel in Gladstone tomorrow morning, urging immediate and decisive action from the Queensland Government to deliver a boost to local jobs, the economy, and the environment by supporting an enhanced coastal shipping industry.

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Wharfies vote to launch rolling industrial action at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle container terminals

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Workers at container terminals run by Australia’s largest stevedore have voted overwhelming in support of taking rolling industrial action, including strikes and indefinite work bans, with actions to commence from next Friday.

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MUA Supports School Strike for Climate Change

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The MUA stands in solidarity with the global School Strike for Climate.

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MUA warns Senate Inquiry shipping industry in crisis; outlines action plan to deliver economic, environmental and security benefits

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Australia’s shipping industry is in crisis, putting the nation’s economic, environmental, and national security at risk, but urgent government reform could address the issues and deliver a multi-billion dollar benefit to the economy, according to the Maritime Union of Australia.

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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.

Cairns: Maritime workers rally ahead of parliamentary shipping inquiry

Maritime workers will rally outside the Pullman Cairns International hotel tomorrow morning, urging immediate and decisive action from the Queensland Government to deliver a boost to local jobs, the economy, and the environment by supporting an enhanced coastal shipping industry.

The Maritime Union of Australia will then give evidence to the Inquiry into a Sustainable Queensland Intrastate Shipping Industry, being held in the Bluewater 2 room of the Pullman Hotel.

Following the enquiry, a public forum will be held outlining the union’s blueprint for shipping industry reform, focusing on the potential social, economic and environmental benefits to the local community.

MEDIA ALERT: CAIRNS — Tuesday 19 March, 2019
Union rally: 10am — outside Pullman Hotel (17 Abbott Street)
Parliamentary inquiry: 11:30am to 1:45pm — Bluewater 2 room (Pullman Hotel)
Public forum: 3pm — The Jack Hotel (corner Sheridan & Spence Streets)


MEDIA RELEASE: Labor pledge to create national fuel reserve critical step to ensure Australia’s fuel security

The maritime union has welcomed Labor’s commitment to create a government-owned National Fuel Reserve, describing it as an essential step to protect Australia from natural disasters or global crisis that could disrupt oil supplies.

Gladstone: Maritime Workers to Hold Rally Outside Parliamentary Inquiry

Maritime workers will rally outside The Grand Hotel in Gladstone tomorrow morning, urging immediate and decisive action from the Queensland Government to deliver a boost to local jobs, the economy, and the environment by supporting an enhanced coastal shipping industry.


Wharfies vote to launch rolling industrial action at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle container terminals

Workers at container terminals run by Australia’s largest stevedore have voted overwhelming in support of taking rolling industrial action, including strikes and indefinite work bans, with actions to commence from next Friday.

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