The Federal Government’s proposed changes to the governance of superannuation funds will undermine Australia’s high preforming Industry Super Funds and could see millions of Australians retire with less in their super.
The Maritime Union of Australia will unleash every tool available – legal, political and industrial – to stop Hutchison Ports Australia unfairly sacking almost half of its waterfront workforce.
HPA plans to cut 97 out of 224 jobs – more than 40% of its workforce - at Port Botany and Brisbane.
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The MUA has come out on top over Patrick Stevedores after successfully appealing a Fair Work Commission decision.
The third operator in the ports of Botany and Brisbane, Hong-Kong based Hutchison, has embarked on a union-busting campaign. The MUA will keep all members updated on developments. See this leaflet compiled by Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith with the latest.
It is with great sadness that the MUA reports the passing of Kevin Cook (Cookie as he was affectionately known), who passed away peacefully on Saturday morning at the nursing home in Summer Hill where he has lived since the passing of his partner Judy a couple of years ago.
The ALP National Conference in Melbourne has passed a resolution officially confirming what we already knew - that former Resources Minister and ACTU President Martin Ferguson is a disgrace.
Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary Paddy Crumlin and WA Branch Secretary Christy Cain put up the resolution, supported by Australian Workers Union National Secretary Scott McDine.
Read the below report by Alex Brooks, which was written about National Secretary Paddy Crumlin at the time of the union securing the National Shipping Policy on the second day of the Labor Party's National Conference
Originally published here on the Labor Herald website.
The Maritime Union of Australia has already made its mark on the first day of the Labor Party Conference in backing, moving and speaking on a number of resolutions.
The three-day Melbourne conference was opened with a standing ovation for Opposition Leader Bill Shorten who addressed the crowd in spruiking the ALP’s environmental policy.