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Three Years Since Departure Of Alexander Spirit As Fuel Security Worsens

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The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has accused the Turnbull Government of sitting on its hands over fuel security as the union and Devonport community commemorate three years since the departure of Tasmania’s last Australian crewed fuel tanker, the Alexander Spirit.

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Iron Chieftain to be Retired - MUA Report

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The Iron Chieftain will be retired due to significant damage sustained during a fire. Please read the MUA report here

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ITF plays key role In banning of Chinese bulk carrier for deliberately underpaying its crew

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A tip-off from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) regarding unpaid wages has led to the banning of the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier MV Shandong Hai Wang for one year from Australian waters.

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Actor Danny Glover throws support behind Uluru Statement

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American actor and activist Danny Glover is in Australia and has spoken out in support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

 

 

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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 and ACTU To Rally Marking Three Years Since Departure Of Alexander Spirit

Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay will join ACTU Secretary Sally McManus and MUA members in a rally on Saturday July 21 in Devonport to mark three years since the departure of Tasmania’s last Australian-crewed fuel tanker, the Alexander Spirit.


MAY DAY MARCHERS DEMAND WORKER EMPOWERMENT AND LOCAL LARRAKIA INPEX JOBS

The peak body of trade unions in the Northern Territory will hit the streets today to demand that Government “Change the Rules”. They join an escalating national campaign that seeks to empower workers in a system that favours employers.

Three Years Since Departure Of Alexander Spirit As Fuel Security Worsens

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has accused the Turnbull Government of sitting on its hands over fuel security as the union and Devonport community commemorate three years since the departure of Tasmania’s last Australian crewed fuel tanker, the Alexander Spirit.


Iron Chieftain to be Retired - MUA Report

The Iron Chieftain will be retired due to significant damage sustained during a fire. Please read the MUA report here

Alexander Spirit Rally - Change the Rules for Australian Workers