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MUA Update on FWC Hearing regarding Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award 2010

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On 19 December 2017, the MUA appeared  before the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission in relation to the Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award 2010. Representatives from the MUA, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) and Fremantle Commercial Diving (FCD) appeared and made submissions. Attached is the Decision of the Full Bench following the hearing.

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Port Kembla Ports Committee Established Amid Port Kembla Coal Terminal Dispute

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The Illawarra Branches of the MUA, CFMEU UMW, CFMEU Building & Construction Division, AWU, AMWU, TWU, RTBU and ETU have come together with the assistance of the South Coast Labour Council (SCLC) to establish the Port Kembla Ports Committee in response to Port Kembla Coal Terminal’s (PKCT) appalling decision to lockout its workforce for five days.

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Aussie Crews Can Deliver Part Of The Fuel Security Solution For Just One Cent Per Litre

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With the nation facing heightened concerns over fuel security, the MUA has reminded the Australian community that the cost of hiring Aussie seafarers to move fuel around our coast averages out to about one centre per litre at the bowser.

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Position Vacant - Branch Administrator

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An opportunity is available to join the Queensland Branch, based in Brisbane, in a full-time role that provides administrative and customer service to support the membership of The Maritime Union of Australia.

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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.

MUA Update on FWC Hearing regarding Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award 2010

On 19 December 2017, the MUA appeared  before the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission in relation to the Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award 2010. Representatives from the MUA, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) and Fremantle Commercial Diving (FCD) appeared and made submissions. Attached is the Decision of the Full Bench following the hearing.


Port Kembla Ports Committee Established Amid Port Kembla Coal Terminal Dispute

The Illawarra Branches of the MUA, CFMEU UMW, CFMEU Building & Construction Division, AWU, AMWU, TWU, RTBU and ETU have come together with the assistance of the South Coast Labour Council (SCLC) to establish the Port Kembla Ports Committee in response to Port Kembla Coal Terminal’s (PKCT) appalling decision to lockout its workforce for five days.

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