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DPW EBA negotiations commence

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The MUA has commenced negotiations with DP World for a new agreement for around  1800 MUA wharfies and maintenance workers.  DP World is one of the biggest agreements in the stevedoring industry and it has started with DP World attacking workers rights and conditions. The first round of meetings took place on 4-7 September. 

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Trade deal will kill democracy - MUA Statement on the Need to Oppose the TPP-11

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The MUA expresses grave concerns over the Liberal/National Parties and ALP opposition’s support for the the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) and calls on its members, the broader labour movement and the community to oppose the adoption of the trade deal.

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MUA fears fatality at VICT terminal at Webb Dock in Victoria

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Five accidents in quick succession this week at the VICT terminal with a hospitalisation overnight has raised fears of an imminent fatality at the dock.

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MUA appears at Senate Committee Inquiry into industrial deaths in Australia.

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Sydney Assistant Branch Secretary Paul Garrett joined the Senate Inquiry into industrial deaths in Melbourne to speak about the tragic death of Tim Macpherson in Barangaroo. 

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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.

Melbourne Port Operator ICTSI Must Be Investigated By State And Federal Authorities

Thursday August 16, 2018

The Construction Forestry Mining Maritime Energy Union is calling for the contract won by ICTSI in 2014 to operate the third container terminal at the Port of Melbourne to be investigated by both the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.


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.

DPW EBA negotiations commence

The MUA has commenced negotiations with DP World for a new agreement for around  1800 MUA wharfies and maintenance workers.  DP World is one of the biggest agreements in the stevedoring industry and it has started with DP World attacking workers rights and conditions. The first round of meetings took place on 4-7 September. 


Trade deal will kill democracy - MUA Statement on the Need to Oppose the TPP-11

The MUA expresses grave concerns over the Liberal/National Parties and ALP opposition’s support for the the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) and calls on its members, the broader labour movement and the community to oppose the adoption of the trade deal.