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Three Years Since Departure Of Alexander Spirit As Fuel Security Worsens

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has accused the Turnbull Government of sitting on its hands over fuel security as the union and Devonport community commemorate three years since the departure of Tasmania’s last Australian crewed fuel tanker, the Alexander Spirit.

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Iron Chieftain to be Retired - MUA Report

The Iron Chieftain will be retired due to significant damage sustained during a fire. Please read the MUA report here

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ITF plays key role In banning of Chinese bulk carrier for deliberately underpaying its crew

A tip-off from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) regarding unpaid wages has led to the banning of the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier MV Shandong Hai Wang for one year from Australian waters.

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Actor Danny Glover throws support behind Uluru Statement

American actor and activist Danny Glover is in Australia and has spoken out in support of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

 

 

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MUA mourns the death of a docker and seafarer at Longview Port

Two maritime workers were killed last week in the US Port of Longview when a line tethering a ship snapped.

 

 

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MUA Warns of Potential Industrial Chaos in Darwin Port

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has warned of potential disruption to the Port of Darwin if the new private port operator Landbridge does not come to the table recognising the legitimate claims of its workforce.

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Paul Petersen elected as Queensland Branch Assistant Branch Secretary

The MUA is pleased to announce that Paul Petersen has been elected as the Queensland Branch Assistant Secretary.

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Union Wins Legal Battle Against Extremist Employer Groups Over Union Merger with CFMEU and TCFUA

The MUA’s final legal hurdle to its historic merger with the CFMEU and TCFUA has been cleared with the Fair Work Commission knocking back an appeal by rogue employer groups the Australian Mines and Metal Association and Master Builders Australia.

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Newcastle Youth Committee raise over $4500 to support the Newcastle Night Angels

The Newcastle Youth Committee have been active in helping the homeless in Newcastle – raising over $4500 for Night Angels to provide support to people who sleep rough in the Hunter.

 

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MUA wins battle against Fair Work Ombudsman over 100 workers sacked by text

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says the decision today by the Federal Court to reject the massive fines sought by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) in the Hutchison sacked-by-text scandal is a victory for common sense.

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