As you would be aware on Tuesday evening CSL Australia announced the removal of the Australian crew from the CSL Brisbane which is at dry dock in Singapore with the vessel to now be manned by a foreign crew. CSL have notified that they are going to relinquish the Australian Transitional General Licence which the CSL Brisbane currently sails under and return the vessel to the CSL International Fleet trading in the Asia area.
The Sydney Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have invited the 14 crew on board the Hanjin California to visit union headquarters in Sussex Street next Tuesday as a gesture of international solidarity.
A political storm is brewing in South Australia with the Maritime Union of Australia vehemently opposing any move by Premier Jay Weatherill to open up the state for a high-level nuclear waste dump.
The MUA Crew of the emergency response vessel Coral Knight knew they had to move fast when they saw the stricken yacht of round the world solo sailor Martin Dolecek last Friday.
Maritime union activists from around the world have converged for a global activist forum in Montreal.
The second ever Maritime Round Table is one of the flagship events of the ITF calendar. It brings together 150 activists, seafarers and dockers, from over 50 countries to sharpen campaigning skills, develop global campaign networks, and exchange techniques and strategies.
One hundred and thirty maritime workers from across 56 countries are meeting in Montreal, Canada tomorrow to help shape the future of trade union campaigning in the industry.
The owner of a Chinese coal carrier that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef six years ago after veering more than 10 kilometres outside the shipping lane has agreed to pay $39.3 million to the Australian Commonwealth in damages.
The recent double dissolution election meant that all Senate inquiries concluded with the closing of the Parliament.
The new Parliament has now decided to continue the inquiry.
MUA National Secretary and ITF President Paddy Crumlin explains why the recent High Court decision covering offshore visas is important - not just to maritime workers but working men and women everywhere.