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MUA Welcomes Support of AWU Workers at BlueScope Steel in Port Kembla

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The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has welcomed the unanimous support of steelworkers at BlueScope Steel in Port Kembla who have rejected the move by the company and its former parent BHP to sack the Australian crew of two vessels carrying iron ore from Port Hedland.

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ITF Press Release: ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping

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The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today expressed opposition to the decision of BHP to dump Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China.

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STATEMENT ON THE REMOVAL OF THE MV MARILOULA & MV LOWLANDS BRILLIANCE FROM BLUESCOPE FREIGHT SERVICES

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Illawarra Labor MPs have expressed their support for the sacked workers, many of whom come from the Illawarra

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SHARON CLAYDON MP- MEDIA RELEASE - ANOTHER BLOW FOR AUSTRALIAN SEAFARERS

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Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has lamented the sacking of nearly 80 Australian seafarers, including some from the Newcastle-Hunter region, with the decision of BHP and Bluescope to remove two ships from service.

 

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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.

MUA Welcomes Support of AWU Workers at BlueScope Steel in Port Kembla

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has welcomed the unanimous support of steelworkers at BlueScope Steel in Port Kembla who have rejected the move by the company and its former parent BHP to sack the Australian crew of two vessels carrying iron ore from Port Hedland.


ITF Press Release: ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today expressed opposition to the decision of BHP to dump Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China.