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Change the Rules Melbourne Rally draws over 100,000

The union movement held a massive rally yesterday (9 May 2018) in Melbourne to campaign in support of changing the rules, so workers can get a fair go and to put wage rises back on the national political agenda.

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Fair Work Commission Order: DP World

Please see attached Order made by DP Bull this evening in relation to the s418 application filed by DP World Sydney.

The Order applies to VSE’s at DP World Sydney, the Union, Officials and Union Delegates.

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Abbott/Turnbull Government Has Sat On Its Hands Over Fuel Security

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has accused the Turnbull Government of sitting on its hands over fuel security, with our nation having been non-compliant with the International Energy Agency’s 90-day fuel stockholding obligation since March 2012.

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Queensland Branch News Wins QCU Award For Best Union Small Publication

The Queensland Branch of the MUA has received the Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) award for 'Best Union Small Publication’ for it’s weekly Queensland Branch News.

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Disturbing new footage of Australia live sheep trade shows both workers and animals endure a living hell

The future of Australia’s live sheep export trade is again under the spotlight with the release today of appalling new footage that highlights the dreadful conditions endured by both animals and the workers on board the Awassi Express, a Panamanian-registered Flag-of-Convenience vessel that operates with little scrutiny on harrowing voyages to the Middle East. 

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Inpex urged to accept Unions NT Larrakia employment proposal

The Maritime Union of Australia is calling on Inpex to accept the proposal by Unions NT to negotiate a binding agreement with the Larrakia People for employment on the Inpex Gas Project in the Northern Territory.

 

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Unions Protest OOCL Offices In Three States Over The Company’s Close Links To Shonky Global Terminal Operator ICTSI

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has been joined by the Rail, Tram & Bus Union (RTBU), as well as activists from the Victoria Trades Hall Council, APHEDA and Indonesian union SERBUK to protest at Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

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Inaugural Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Conference Pledges Full Support For Uluru Statement From The Heart

The newly-formed Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union has held its inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conference in Far North Queensland, where delegates pledged their full support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

More than 60 rank and file Indigenous members from a diverse range of industries — including building sites, mines, the waterfront, seafaring, manufacturing and forestry — came together in Cairns.

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Five-point plan to address unemployment and end exploitation of temporary visa workers

The Australian Council of Trade Unions has today released a five-point plan to boost local jobs and end the exploitation of temporary visa workers.

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Workers of The World Celebrate May Day

See Paddy Crumlin’s May Day message here:
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