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Change the Rules Melbourne Rally draws over 100,000

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The union movement held a massive rally yesterday (9 May 2018) in Melbourne to campaign in support of changing the rules, so workers can get a fair go and to put wage rises back on the national political agenda.

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Fair Work Commission Order: DP World

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Please see attached Order made by DP Bull this evening in relation to the s418 application filed by DP World Sydney.

The Order applies to VSE’s at DP World Sydney, the Union, Officials and Union Delegates.

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Abbott/Turnbull Government Has Sat On Its Hands Over Fuel Security

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The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has accused the Turnbull Government of sitting on its hands over fuel security, with our nation having been non-compliant with the International Energy Agency’s 90-day fuel stockholding obligation since March 2012.

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Queensland Branch News Wins QCU Award For Best Union Small Publication

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The Queensland Branch of the MUA has received the Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) award for 'Best Union Small Publication’ for it’s weekly Queensland Branch News.

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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.

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.


Press Release: Qube Melbourne Wharfies Walk Off The Job As Company Seeks to Terminate Agreement

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says its wharfies at Qube’s Melbourne Bulk & General operation have gone on strike for 48 hours this weekend after the company’s attempt to terminate their EBA and revert to the award, which would mean a pay cut of at least 40 per cent.

Change the Rules Melbourne Rally draws over 100,000

The union movement held a massive rally yesterday (9 May 2018) in Melbourne to campaign in support of changing the rules, so workers can get a fair go and to put wage rises back on the national political agenda.


Fair Work Commission Order: DP World

Please see attached Order made by DP Bull this evening in relation to the s418 application filed by DP World Sydney.

The Order applies to VSE’s at DP World Sydney, the Union, Officials and Union Delegates.