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Peace Is Union Business

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The MUA Victorian Branch hosted this years IPAN  (Independent and Peaceful Australia Network) conference and Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith was a guest speaker. Read his full speech here

 

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The Amalgamation Vote

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The MUA is promoting a YES vote in the amalgamation between the MUA the CFMEU and the TCFUA. Ballots will be posted to members by the AEC on Thursday September 28th and the ballot closes on Thursday November 23rd

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Turnbull Wants To Kill Off Another Vital Australian Industry And Must Be Stopped

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The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says the Turnbull Government is trying to kill off yet another vital national industry by introducing a Bill that waters down the cabotage rules surrounding foreign ships gaining temporary licences to operate between Australian ports. 

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Government Resurrects Workchoices On Water

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The Turnbull Government has relaunched its attack on Australian maritime jobs with legislation that will make it easier for shipping companies to sack Australian crews and replace them with overseas mariners earning third world wages.

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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.

Press Release: Qube Newcastle Workforce to Impose 48 Hour Stop Work

Wharfies at Qube Ports Newcastle will walk off the job for 48 hours from 8am today after the company continued to push for a massive wage cut for its workforce.


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.

Peace Is Union Business

The MUA Victorian Branch hosted this years IPAN  (Independent and Peaceful Australia Network) conference and Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith was a guest speaker. Read his full speech here

 


The Amalgamation Vote

The MUA is promoting a YES vote in the amalgamation between the MUA the CFMEU and the TCFUA. Ballots will be posted to members by the AEC on Thursday September 28th and the ballot closes on Thursday November 23rd

World Maritime Day 2017
Amalgamation Ballot
Petition - Stop Issuing Temporary Licences to Shipping Companies Allowing Them to Replace Australian Crew