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Important Notice to MUA Seafarers Regarding Integrated Ratings Certification

Seafarers who currently hold a valid Integrated Rating Certificate of Proficiency (IR COP) and have revalidated prior to the 31/12/2016, may or may not hold the compliant qualification to sail on vessels which require STCW Reg II/5 & III/5 certificates.

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Newcastle Workers Head To Echuca To Join Locked Out Parmalat Workforce

A delegation of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) workers from Newcastle have driven nearly 1,000km to the northern Victorian city of Echuca this week to deliver thousands of dollars raised for Parmalat workers who have been locked out of their workplace since January 18.

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Canadian Cabotage Decision Underscores Need For Strong Coastal Trading Laws

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has hailed the Canadian Government’s settlement with Canadian unions over breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program as a victory for common sense.

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Government of Canada settles Seafarers’ International Union of Canada lawsuits alleging systematic breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Commencing next week, the Federal Court had been set to hear arguments in dozens of lawsuits filed by the Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (“SIUC”) against the Government of Canada. However, the case has now been resolved with the SIUC accepting a last-minute settlement offer put forward by the Government of Canada.

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Shipping Discussion Paper To Be Released By End Of Month: Minister

The new Parliamentary year is up and running, with Maritime Union of Australia officials and officers already seeing a number of politicians about matters of importance to the union.

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Letter to Spanish Minister of Infrastructure: Labour Arrangements in Spanish Ports

This is a copy of a correspondance from International Transport Workers’ Federation President and Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary, Mr Paddy Crumlin to the Spanish Minister of Infrastructures, Inigo de la Serna Hernàiz regarding a labour arrangement in Spanish ports that could result in the loss of up to 8,000 jobs for unionised dockworkers.

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Solidarity for Dockers in Nigeria

Tally clerks and onboard security men from the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria were effectively sacked in December 2015 by the National Ports Authority who failed to renew their contracts. 

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Australia: 53 health, church, union, environment and aid organisations call for Labor to reject failed TPP

Fifty-three diverse organisations representing more than two million Australians have endorsed a letter calling on Labor to reject the failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and ensure fairness in future trade deals, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). 

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Domestic Violence Leave a Small Cost to Employers but Priceless to Victims

Despite critics’ claims, family violence leave would cost only 0.02% of existing payrolls and be offset by benefits such as improved productivity.

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NT WorkSafe Failures Spark MUA Call for Big Overhaul of Marine Safety Investigations

The Maritime Union of Australia Northern Territory Branch is demanding the head of NT WorkSafe be stood down after he failed to act properly over a spate of horrifying workplace accidents.

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