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Billy Bragg stands in solidarity with MUA

"There is power in a factory, power in the land, power in the hands of a worker. But it all amounts to nothing if together we don't stand, there is power in a union" - Billy Bragg

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Martime workers say 457 reforms fall short

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says the Federal Government has not gone far enough with changes to the 457 foreign skilled worker visa.

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Fixing broken work migration system will take more than a re-brand

The Australian Council of Trade Unions says Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that he will replace 457 visas that have a different name will not address the real concerns of workers who are unemployed, wanting more hours and frustrated at the Turnbull government's inaction while jobs are being replaced and casualised.

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Maritime Union Says Any New Visa System Must Address Coastal Shipping

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says any changes to Australia’s visa system must address current deficiencies in Maritime Crew Visas and the issuing of temporary licenses for coastal shipping trade when there are Australian workers available and willing to do the work.

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Stop The Free Gas

The evidence is now in. Australia's Petroleum Tax is giving away resources to Multinationals for free. 

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Outrage Over Turnbull’s Pledge to “Fix” Native Title Issue for Indian Mining Giant

The Maritime Union of Australia says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is trying to rob traditional land owners of their voice, after he assured Adani mine’s Indian bosses the Federal Government would resolve a native title issue over their site.

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Vale John Benson

MUA Remembers John Benson - Committed Unionist, Renowned Internationalist And Leader Of The Global Peace Movement 

Former long-serving Presiding Officer and Sydney Branch Secretary of the Seamen’s Union of Australia (SUA) John Benson has passed away at the age of 88.

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FWO Should Be Seeking Job and Fuel Security For All Australians

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) should be holding multi-national corporations who are dumping Australian seafarers to account, and standing up for the Australian workers who are ready and able to do the jobs that are now being filled by exploited foreign labour.

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ITF condemns 'politically motivated' Portland fines

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) Cabotage Taskforce has condemned as ‘unbelivable’ fines requested by Australia’s  Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) against crew members of the MV Portland.

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MUA Warns Historic Peace on the Docks Under Threat within Patrick’s Terminal

The Maritime Union of Australia warns Qube Logistics is threatening the newly-struck national peace on the docks by opening a small, effectively non-unionised container yard within Patrick’s Port Botany Terminal.

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