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Vale John Furlow

I have been advised by Carole Furlow, John’s wife, that John had passed away recently and she was keen for his former shipmates and MUA members to be aware of his passing.

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Vale Brendan Ingleson

It is with the greatest regret to report that staunch Delegate and beloved MUA member Brendan Ingleson passed away on Tuesday morning from a heart attack.

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Qube Newcastle Workforce to Impose 48 Hour Stop Work over Massive Wage Cut

Wharfies at Qube Ports Newcastle will walk off the job for 48 hours from 8am today after the company continued to push for a massive wage cut for its workforce.

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MUA Questions AMSA’s Motivations On Autonomous Vessels

The Maritime Union of Australia has questioned the motivation of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority by secretly endorsing the operation of unmanned vessels while at the same time staying silent on the need for Australian seafarers to protect our coast.

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REISSUE: Mining giants want to destroy secure jobs and drive wages down further

A rewarmed proposal for industrial relations reforms from a group representing massive multinationals would drive down wages and make it easier for big corporations to casualise the workforce.

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ITF Mobilises International Support for Indonesian Dockers

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is mobilising international support for dock workers in Indonesia, who are striking and protesting tomorrow.

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Newcastle Workers Rally over Security Fears as Foreign Crew Flies in to take Aussie Jobs

Maritime workers rallied today against the under-handed importation of foreign labourers to replace highly-skilled Australian workers at the Port of Newcastle.

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MUA Offshore Update - July 2017

Update on agreements, disputes and upcoming work in the offshore. 

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Listen to Radio Stingray

Our second episode of Radio Stingray is jammed packed with informative and entertaining segments about the industrial, political and social pursuits of the MUA Sydney Branch and the wider union movement. Listen here.

 

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Soaring power prices under privatisation heaps more pain on Australia’s growing class of ‘working poor’

A new report today from the Australia Institute is the latest to confirm that privatising energy assets significantly drives up power prices.

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