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Fight for Jobs Escalates in Darwin

Yesterday, Federal Shadow Employment Minister Brendan O’Connor joined the Maritime Union of Australia and Unions NT in highlighting the plight of good, skilled, long-term jobs in the Territory.

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MUA Questions Whether $50,000 Of Taxpayers’ Money Used To Remove Australian Crew Will Be Refunded

The MUA protested outside the office of Federal Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin, today as the NSW and Federal Governments continue to obscure details surrounding the forced removal of five Australian crew members from the CSL Melbourne by up to 70 police officers last Friday.

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Perfect Fail for Alcoa in Coastal Shipping Exploitation

The ITF today made a formal complaint to the Fair Work Ombudsman over a Hong Kong registered bulk ship working on the Australian coast since December last year without a Temporary Licence.

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URGENT: Message to Members Regarding CSL Melbourne

The union has become aware that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) may attempt to communicate with members regarding the recent CSL Melbourne dispute.  While this is a disgraceful waste of taxpayers’ money, it may also cause unnecessary concern among the membership.

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Unions Celebrate Win for Larrakia in Job Talks with Japanese Gas Giant

Northern Territory Unions today celebrated the Larrakia People being formally included in employment talks over a multi-billion dollar gas project being built on their traditional lands.

Japanese energy giant INPEX has agreed to enter into tripartite talks with the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC) and the Larrakia Development Corporation (LDC) over post construction work once the $34 billion dollar plant is complete.

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Fight for Jobs Coincides with Historically Significant Day

The sacked seafarers of the MV Portland were today joined by supporters from a range of backgrounds, most notably members of the Australian Worker's Union and the Australian Manufacturing Worker's Union from the Port Kemble steelworks to celebrate Iron Boat Day at the newly erected Jobs Embassy outside of Parliament House.

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Maritime authority knew Australian workers would be replaced with foreign workforce on Alcoa's MV Portland, Senate committee hears

 

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) was aware an Australian crew would be removed from the cargo ship MV Portland three weeks before they were escorted off and replaced with foreign workers, a Senate committee has heard.

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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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