As its first lorryload of medical supplies begins its journey to Gaza, the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), again backed calls for an immediate ceasefire there.
Maritime unions have welcomed endorsement by the ACTU Executive of their campaign to protect the jobs of Australian workers in the offshore oil and gas sector.
The Maritime Union of Australia is calling for urgent input from members for the Abbott Government’s surprise review of model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Laws.
More than 35 tugboat workers from around the country have descended on the MUA’s specialised training facility at St Georges Basin to kick-off the 2014 Towage Conference.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today expressed its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew onboard flight MH17 and backed calls for an international investigation.
The Abbott Government has thumbed its nose at the Senate as part of its ideological crusade to bring in foreign workers to undermine Australian jobs in the offshore oil and gas sector. For this reason we need you to continue supporting our campaign by signing this petition.
The ITF is launching an emergency humanitarian appeal for money to supply medical supplies and equipment to the people of Gaza. We have also condemned the civilian death toll caused by the Gaza air strikes.
The Abbott Government has sold out Australian maritime workers via an underhand move in the Senate that will cost jobs and tax revenue, said unions today.
Just one day after Labor, the Greens and the Palmer United Party teamed up to stop foreign workers being employed on maritime crew visas, Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash has used an obscure legislative instrument to reverse the Senate’s decision.
After a huge win yesterday, the MUA, today, came under fire from a slew of neo-conservative lobby groups such as AMMA and APPEA abetted by their cronies in Government.
National Secretary Paddy Crumlin made himself available to national media to debunk the myths being pedaled by those such as Michaelia Cash, who falsely claimed the oil and gas industry would come to a standstill. Here he is on ABC 24:
The Australian Parliament has made the right decision in protecting Australian jobs by blocking the Abbott Government’s attempts to flood the offshore oil and gas sector with cheap foreign labour.