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ACTU Media Release: Turnbull Needs to Address Real Threats to National Security

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The Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport have published a report which raises serious concerns about the increase in the use of so-call Flag of Convenience in shipping in Australia.

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Australian Senate Inquiry Finds Flag of Convenience Shipping Poses Serious Risks To National Security

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The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says the Turnbull Government can no longer ignore its national security responsibilities in the wake of damning findings today by the Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience (FOC) Shipping.

 

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Vicki makes MUA History as First Female Indigenous Bosun

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Meet comrade Vicki Morta the first female indigenous CIR who works on the Gladstone to Weipa run.

Vicki is from the Ngadjou’jii tribe in North Queensland. 

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CSL Thevenard Crew Dumped as Turnbull Government and Shippers Crush Freight Rates

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On the 4th July CSL notified the MUA that the CSL Thevenard would be leaving the coast and not returning to its trade as had been committed to by the company. This crushing blow to the industry and workers is part of the ongoing and systematic political and economic attack on Australian shipping.

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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.

ACTU Media Release: Turnbull Needs to Address Real Threats to National Security

The Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport have published a report which raises serious concerns about the increase in the use of so-call Flag of Convenience in shipping in Australia.


Australian Senate Inquiry Finds Flag of Convenience Shipping Poses Serious Risks To National Security

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says the Turnbull Government can no longer ignore its national security responsibilities in the wake of damning findings today by the Senate Inquiry into Flag of Convenience (FOC) Shipping.

 

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