One hundred and thirty maritime workers from across 56 countries are meeting in Montreal, Canada tomorrow to help shape the future of trade union campaigning in the industry.
The owner of a Chinese coal carrier that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef six years ago after veering more than 10 kilometres outside the shipping lane has agreed to pay $39.3 million to the Australian Commonwealth in damages.
The recent double dissolution election meant that all Senate inquiries concluded with the closing of the Parliament.
The new Parliament has now decided to continue the inquiry.
MUA National Secretary and ITF President Paddy Crumlin explains why the recent High Court decision covering offshore visas is important - not just to maritime workers but working men and women everywhere.
The union has become aware that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) may attempt to communicate with members regarding the recent MV Portland dispute. While this is a disgraceful waste of taxpayers’ money, it may also cause unnecessary concern among the membership.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is seeking an experienced legal practitioner to provide legal and strategic industrial advice and representation to the Officials and Members of the Union.
The Maritime Union of Australia has warned that Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne’s failure to recognise the national security role played by Australia’s domestic shipping industry has revealed a major failing in the Federal Government’s strategic planning.
Abraham Jerome "Jock" Levy was born in the East End of London in 1916, the youngest of three children. His family moved to Sydney in 1926 with the support of an uncle who had successfully migrated some years earlier. However, the promised support from the uncle never materialised, nor did the uncle, so the family was forced to seek help from the Salvation Army when they arrived in Sydney.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has welcomed a decision by Australia’s High Court to rule invalid a decision by the nation’s conservative government to exempt workers on vessels in the multi-billion dollar offshore oil and gas industry from domestic visa requirements.