Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) National Secretary Paddy Crumlin has welcomed Hutchison Ports Australia back to the negotiating table following the sacking of 97 wharfies three weeks ago.
Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary Paddy Crumlin made his contribution in no uncertain terms to the National Reform Summit in Sydney.
Today is the three year anniversary of the tragedy which cost Peter Meddens and Barry Denholm their lives on the Stena Clyde oil rig in the Bass Strait off the coast of Victoria.
Maritime workers and their supporters will rally at 3pm today outside the Casuarina office of Federal Member for Solomon, Natasha Griggs.
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Northern Territory Branch Secretary Thomas Mayor said he has written to Ms Griggs several times seeking to discuss Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s proposed changes to laws covering Australia‘s maritime sector.
As a result of Hutchison’s intransigence in negotiations the Maritime Union of Australia has been forced to ramp up its campaign.
Hutchison Workers Sacked By Text And Email to Join Vodafone’s #BigLittleProtest On The Same Day Parties Head Back To Fair Work Commission
Workers sacked by midnight text and email nearly three weeks ago by Hutchison Ports Australia will take their campaign to the streets in three capital cities today to join the #BigLittleProtest run by Vodafone Australia – which is half owned by Hutchison.
By Glenda Korporaal
Sacking an employee by email or text may be technically legal, but a recent move by Hutchison Ports to sack almost 100 workers in Sydney and Brisbane by text and email stands as a warning for other employers on the many risks of following suit.
Members from around the country are now better equipped to take on the Abbott Government after participating in a three-day Campaigns Intensive course held in the Victorian Branch last week.
After a gruelling 13 hours and 19 minutes, International Transport Workers' Federation National Coordinator Dean Summers completed his Channel Swim attempt, a feat many have tried and failed.
By Paul Torzillo and Heather Goodall
In July 1972, the Aboriginal Land Rights flag flew proudly from the top of the highest crane in Sydney. Kevin Cook had got it there. Thousands of Aboriginal protesters and supporters marched down Sydney streets in the Black Moratorium, but it was that flag on the crane which brought Aboriginal demands for Land Rights onto the TV screens, newspapers and radios of people all over the country. Kevin, an organiser with the Builders Labourers’ Federation, had convinced his BL mates to put the flag up there. Cookie, as he was known, had unfailing judgement about the symbolic power of key events and in finding just the right people to make them happen.