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Government of Canada settles Seafarers’ International Union of Canada lawsuits alleging systematic breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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Commencing next week, the Federal Court had been set to hear arguments in dozens of lawsuits filed by the Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (“SIUC”) against the Government of Canada. However, the case has now been resolved with the SIUC accepting a last-minute settlement offer put forward by the Government of Canada.

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Shipping Discussion Paper To Be Released By End Of Month: Minister

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The new Parliamentary year is up and running, with Maritime Union of Australia officials and officers already seeing a number of politicians about matters of importance to the union.

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Letter to Spanish Minister of Infrastructure: Labour Arrangements in Spanish Ports

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This is a copy of a correspondance from International Transport Workers’ Federation President and Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary, Mr Paddy Crumlin to the Spanish Minister of Infrastructures, Inigo de la Serna Hernàiz regarding a labour arrangement in Spanish ports that could result in the loss of up to 8,000 jobs for unionised dockworkers.

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Solidarity for Dockers in Nigeria

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Tally clerks and onboard security men from the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria were effectively sacked in December 2015 by the National Ports Authority who failed to renew their contracts. 

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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.

Government of Canada settles Seafarers’ International Union of Canada lawsuits alleging systematic breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Commencing next week, the Federal Court had been set to hear arguments in dozens of lawsuits filed by the Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (“SIUC”) against the Government of Canada. However, the case has now been resolved with the SIUC accepting a last-minute settlement offer put forward by the Government of Canada.


Shipping Discussion Paper To Be Released By End Of Month: Minister

The new Parliamentary year is up and running, with Maritime Union of Australia officials and officers already seeing a number of politicians about matters of importance to the union.