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Australian Coastal Shipping Must Be Part Of Any Portland Alcoa Fix

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The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) insists that any financial assistance package being offered by state and federal governments to Alcoa’s Portland Smelter involves a commitment by the company to Australian coastal shipping.

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Turnbull Government climbs aboard sinking TPP

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The Turnbull Government plans to attempt to pass the legislation to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), a deeply flawed agreement that could cost up to 40,000 Australian jobs.

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ITF Demands Immediate Investigation into how Missing Man went Overboard off Queensland Coast

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A full air and surface rescue operation is underway off the Queensland coast for a missing foreign crew member from the Flag of Convenience (FOC) bulk carrier SBI Samba.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation Australia (ITF) is demanding Australian authorities conduct a full investigation into why this latest tragedy occurred on a Greek owned ship before it enters an Australian port to load Australian cargo.

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Elderly MUA Veterans Forcibly Removed During WestConnex Protest

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Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) veterans bore the brunt of The Baird Government’s bulldozer approach to decision making today when they took a stand against its controversial WestConnex project.

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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.

Australian Coastal Shipping Must Be Part Of Any Portland Alcoa Fix

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) insists that any financial assistance package being offered by state and federal governments to Alcoa’s Portland Smelter involves a commitment by the company to Australian coastal shipping.


Turnbull Government climbs aboard sinking TPP

The Turnbull Government plans to attempt to pass the legislation to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), a deeply flawed agreement that could cost up to 40,000 Australian jobs.