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CSL Thevenard International Bulk Cargo Voyage

Acting National Assistant Secretary Garry Keane reports that the CSL Thevenard sailed from the port of Ho-Ping in Taiwan for Melbourne on the morning of Wednesday 18th January.

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Australian Coastal Shipping Must Be Part Of Any Portland Alcoa Fix

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) insists that any financial assistance package being offered by state and federal governments to Alcoa’s Portland Smelter involves a commitment by the company to Australian coastal shipping.

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Turnbull Government climbs aboard sinking TPP

The Turnbull Government plans to attempt to pass the legislation to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), a deeply flawed agreement that could cost up to 40,000 Australian jobs.

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ITF Demands Immediate Investigation into how Missing Man went Overboard off Queensland Coast

A full air and surface rescue operation is underway off the Queensland coast for a missing foreign crew member from the Flag of Convenience (FOC) bulk carrier SBI Samba.

The International Transport Workers’ Federation Australia (ITF) is demanding Australian authorities conduct a full investigation into why this latest tragedy occurred on a Greek owned ship before it enters an Australian port to load Australian cargo.

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Elderly MUA Veterans Forcibly Removed During WestConnex Protest

Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) veterans bore the brunt of The Baird Government’s bulldozer approach to decision making today when they took a stand against its controversial WestConnex project.

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Temporary visa scandal: Busting the skills shortage ‘ruse’

As Australia’s temporary work visa program faces fresh outcry, an economist has criticised the “mostly false” notion of skills shortages that underpins the entire scheme.

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MUA Calls For Royal Commission Into 457 Visas

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is calling on the Turnbull Government to hold a Royal Commission into the abuse of subclass 457 Visas, the alleged rorting of which is robbing Australians of jobs and the national economy of precious tax dollars.

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Port Kembla now Australia’s largest vehicle hub

Watch here as MUA Southern NSW Acting Branch Secretary Mick Cross helps to explain the changing nature of Port Kembla.

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A Letter To MUA Members From Veterans President Jim Donovan

The MUA (still our union even though we are retired) is under enormous attack from without and within.

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AOS and OSM Agreements Voted Up By MUA Members

AOS AND OSM MUA “JOB SECURITY” AGREEMENTS VOTED UP OVERWHELMINGLY BY MUA MEMBERS

The results came in yesterday on the AOS and OSM votes for the new MUA “Job Security” agreement we have been pushing throughout the offshore industry after the High Court case came down.

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