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ITF backs ITUC’s call for world action on Gaza

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is backing the call by the ITUC for immediate world action to secure a ceasefire and negotiated settlement in Gaza.

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Criminal Charges For Paspaley Shines Light On Entire Industry

The Maritime Union of Australia  (MUA) is calling for better regulation of the pearl diving industry after Paspaley Pearling Company was today issued with criminal charges over the death of pearl diver Jarrod Hampton off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia in 2012.

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Mermaid Marine Strike Deferred as Negotiations Progress

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUAWA) has deferred strike action at Mermaid Marine’s Dampier supply base, in the hope of reaching a negotiated outcome.

Last week, the MUAWA gave Mermaid Marine notice that 65 stevedores would be taking legal protected action at the wharf for 10 days from 5am Friday 1st August (tomorrow) to 4.59am Monday 10th August.

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DP World Fremantle Lock-Out Averted

Following a high level meeting between DP World Australia and the Maritime Union of Australia on Wednesday, both parties would like to make the following announcement.

Both parties have agreed to cease further action and re-enter negotiations relating to DP World Australia’s Fremantle terminal.
We are confident that we will reach an agreement in the coming weeks.


Following the four hour meeting scheduled for 12-4 pm on Thursday, 31 July, work will resume at the terminal.


In the immediate term, the terminal will be staffed at appropriate levels to handle the limited work required to resume handling vessels.


The first vessel calling at the terminal will be ANL Wyalla on Tuesday, 5 July 2014.

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DP World Threatens to Shut Down Terminal

DP World has shown absolute disdain for its own workforce, customers and the enterprise bargaining process by threatening to lock-out its Western Australian employees indefinitely from Thursday.

Please note there is an updated version of this story on July 31. DP World lock-out averted.

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The Fights of My Life: Greg Combet Book Launch

MUA members past and present joined other union leaders and members of Parliament for the launch of a new book by Greg Combet today.

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First ITF Medical Aid Cargo Arrives in Gaza

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has again called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, as its first cargo of medical aid arrived in the war-torn region.

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Maritime Unions To Challenge Abbott’s Offshore Visa Mess

Maritime unions will proceed to the Federal Court to sort out the Abbott Government’s extraordinary mishandling of the rules covering workers in the offshore oil and gas sector.

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Digging Deep for a Stranger, Tugboat Workers Show Generosity

MUA members are a generous bunch and this charitable spirit was exhibited in true MUA-style last week when delegates attending the 2014 Tugboat Conference pieced together more than $1000 to help a three-year-old boy.

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International Speakers Raise Concerns About Chevron’s Commitment to Safety

International speakers highlighted concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a public meeting attended by over 300 people in Perth, Western Australia this week.

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