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MUA Appeals AMMA 3 Non-Union Agreements to the Full Bench of the Commission

Three offshore companies – Mermaid Marine, DOF and Smit – have attempted to pursue non-union agreements as part of a protracted campaign being headed by the anti-MUA peak body, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA).

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The Right to Work Offshore: High Court Decision & ACTU Executive Endorsement

The decision for the ongoing offshore visa case will be handed down by the High Court on Wednesday.

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URGENT: Message to Members Regarding the MV Portland

The union has become aware that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) may attempt to communicate with members regarding the recent MV Portland dispute.  While this is a disgraceful waste of taxpayers’ money, it may also cause unnecessary concern among the membership.

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Tug Workers' Right to Bargain Cemented by Commission

The MUA has had a significant victory for tugboat workers in Gladstone after the Fair Work Commission dismissed tugboat operator Smit’s attempt to block bargaining for 12 months.

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MUA Wins First Battle in Mooring Fight with DP World

The Fair Work Commission has issued a temporary order prohibiting global stevedoring giant - DP World - from forcing wharfies to do the work of linesmen in Melbourne.

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20 Chinese Seafarers Still Stranded as Welfare Agencies Denied Access

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is demanding that 20 seafarers stranded aboard the Hong Kong-flagged coal ship, Five Stars Fujian, be allowed to come ashore until a dispute is resolved. 

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QLD ALP: State Working to Assist Stranded Crew

State agencies are continuing to work closely with Commonwealth and welfare agencies to assist the crew of a coal ship, detained off Gladstone, who are caught up in a dispute over wages, conditions and fuel supplies. 

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20 Foreign Crew Stranded On Coal Ship Without Food Off Queensland Coast

Emergency supplies are being rushed to 20 crew members left for dead by the foreign owners of a coal ship stranded off Gladstone’s coast. 

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Carlton United Beer has Gone Flat in Selling out its Workers

The MUA has been actively involved in support of the 55 sacked workers from the Carlton United Breweries in Melbourne since they were sacked and offered their jobs back on significantly less wages. 

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ACTU: CBA Receives $4.4 billion Profit from Mum and Dad Mortgage Holders

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is today asking the Federal Government to stand up for ordinary working Australians and hold a Royal Commission into the banking sector.

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