The Maritime Union of Australia has attended today’s emergency shipping summit in Melbourne, which was hosted by the ACTU and Independent Senator John Madigan.
The summit coincided with the release of The Australia Institute Report, commissioned by the MUA, into the Abbott Government’s proposed changes to the Coastal Trading Act.
An Australian shipping company has warned the Senate that proposed Abbott Government shipping laws will jeopardise the company’s plan to invest at least $100 million on two new Australian cargo vessels.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to apologise to North Star Cruises Australia (NSCA) representative Bill Milby, whom Mr Abbott has effectively called a liar for highlighting bureaucratic advice to trade in Australian shipping jobs for cheap foreign labour.
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As the union moves into negotiations in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) over the next couple of days, the community assemblies remain ongoing.
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) National Secretary Paddy Crumlin has welcomed Hutchison Ports Australia back to the negotiating table following the sacking of 97 wharfies three weeks ago.
Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary Paddy Crumlin made his contribution in no uncertain terms to the National Reform Summit in Sydney.
Today is the three year anniversary of the tragedy which cost Peter Meddens and Barry Denholm their lives on the Stena Clyde oil rig in the Bass Strait off the coast of Victoria.
Maritime workers and their supporters will rally at 3pm today outside the Casuarina office of Federal Member for Solomon, Natasha Griggs.
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Northern Territory Branch Secretary Thomas Mayor said he has written to Ms Griggs several times seeking to discuss Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s proposed changes to laws covering Australia‘s maritime sector.