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Fight for Jobs Coincides with Historically Significant Day

Australian jobs should not be replaced with exploited workers on as little as $2/hour

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Graphic Pictures of Unsafe Work Practices on Water

The ITF has evidence of shocking safety breaches on board another Flag of Convenience (FOC) ship berthed alongside Pacific Aluminium’s new foreign charter vessel in Newcastle.

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MUA Here to Stay: Members and Supporters Escalate Canberra Campaign

The Maritime Union of Australia is into week two of its campaign to raise awareness of the plight of blue-collar jobs in Australia, particularly in seafaring. 
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ITF: Raid on CSL Melbourne a ‘National Error’

Commenting on the raid on the CSL Melbourne in Newcastle yesterday, ITF seafarers’ section chair Dave Heindel said: “This raid was an error of truly national dimensions. The Australian government seems hell-bent on stripping away the very protections that make Australia the nation it is, and in doing so is becoming an international embarrassment in an industry seeking higher standards of governance and accountability.”

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Welcome to the Brave New World of Malcolm Turnbull’s Industrial Relations

The Turnbull Government’s ideological attack on workers has taken a new twist today with more than a dozen police ordered onto the CSL Melbourne in Newcastle to remove five crew members protesting their sacking by Pacific Aluminium.

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Canberra Jobs Rally Shines Light on Plight of Seafaring Jobs

The Maritime Union of Australia rallied outside Parliament House in Canberra today to protest the Turnbull Government decision to grant temporary licences to replace the vessels, the MV Portland and CSL Melbourne.
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Opening Statement of the FOC Senate Inquiry by former MV Portland crew member Zac Kinzett

On January 13 this year, at 1am five crewmembers aboard the Alcoa-owned vessel – the MV Portland – were woken by up to 30 security guards and intimidated into leaving the vessel following a 60-day dispute.

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CSL Melbourne Replacement Ship Brings New Low to Australian Shipping

The Australian company Pacific Aluminium is directly responsible for chartering a vessel that does not have an ITF agreement, protecting its Seafarers most basic rights.

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Aussie Crew Treated Like Convicts On Board CSL Melbourne

The 16 Australian crew on board the CSL Melbourne have been locked out from accessing food in another attempt to get them to leave the ship.

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Statement of the Crew of the CSL Melbourne

We the crew of the CSL Melbourne are asking for genuine responses and commitments before we sail this vessel to Singapore where our jobs will be replaced by highly exploited workers on Flag of Convenience vessels. 
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