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Workers Not to Blame for Hutchison Problems

The position of third stevedoring operator Hutchison has nothing to do with its enterprise agreement, despite what has been claimed in the media by commentators and unnamed sources.

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Latest Edition of the MWJ is Available to View and Download

Click here to read the latest edition of the Maritime Workers' Journal which is available now to view electronically. 

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MUA Quadrennial Election Results

Comrades, please see below the successful candidates for the recent Quadrennial Elections:

 

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#SOSBlakAustralia – What’s happening in the NT?

SOS.jpgCoinciding with an #SOSBlakAustralia global call to action on June 26, 27, and 28 against threatened closures of remote communities in WA, a community forum in Darwin this weekend will hear of wide-ranging concerns facing Top End Aboriginal communities.

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Abbott Government Celebrates International Day of the Seafarer With Moves To Put 10,000 Aussie Maritime Jobs On The Chopping Block

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has again identified the meanness of spirit of the Abbott Government with the formal introduction to the Parliament of plans to deregulate the Australian maritime sector on the International Day of the Seafarer.

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Flags of Convenience Pose Security and Jobs Threat

A CORONIAL inquest currently underway into three mysterious deaths at sea is symptomatic of a broader union campaign to prevent the introduction of WorkChoices on Water around our coast.

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ALP MP Anthony Albanese Speaks Up for Australian Seafarers

Yesterday in parliament, ALP MP and Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese again stood up for Seafarers in the form of the below speech he made on the Seafarers Tax Offset:

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ITF Welcomes Australian Senate Inquiry into FOC Shipping

The (ITF) International Transport Workers’ Federation has welcomed the Australian Senate’s decision to launch an inquiry into Flag-of-Convenience shipping.

The Inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee will examine the national security, fuel security, environmental, social and economic impacts of FOC shipping and revisit the 1992 Ships of Shame Inquiry.

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Day of the Seafarer

To celebrate International Day of the Seafarer some branches, Youth and Women's Committees are holding a commemorative event on June 25.

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Fair Go for Ferry Workers

The fundamental industrial right to collectively bargain is being denied to 50 ferry workers.

Manly Fast Ferries, which operates between Circular Quay and Manly, has adopted a whole host of anti-worker, union-busting tactics, to discourage its workforce from organising to obtain a better deal.

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