MUA Supports Oprah

The Maritime Union of Australia Sydney Branch Secretary Paul McAleer, said the Maritime Union had ruled out a 24-hour strike which could disrupt filming of The Oprah Winfrey Show in Sydney today.

Mr McAleer said the Oprah Winfrey Show was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the best that Australia has to offer.

"It's very important the filming of these special Oprah Winfrey Shows goes ahead," he said.

"The MUA fully supports the visit by Oprah and her special guests and we wish them all the very best on their Australian adventure."

Mr McAleer said NSW Maritime management had agreed to return to the negotiating table with the unions and resume talks on their enterprise agreement. Members had voted their support for this at this mornings meeting.

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