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Community Rallies in Devonport in Protest of Australian Jobs Being Offshored

Hundreds of unionists and supporters hit the streets of Devonport today in solidarity with the 36 crew members of the fuel tanker the Alexander Spirit.
 
Last week the workers aboard the Caltex-owned ship were told their upcoming voyage to Singapore would be their last.

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Liberal’s policy threatens seafaring jobs

Tasmanian Labor Leader Bryan Green today threw his support behind the 36 seafarers who he said are being sold out by the Abbott Liberal Government.

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Caltex Jumps Gun on Dumping Aussie Crew

In a flagrant disregard for Australia’s Coastal Shipping laws, oil major Caltex will dump its Australian workforce from the tanker the Alexander Spirit in favour of cheap foreign seafarers, some of which are paid as little as $2 an hour.

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Caltex Decision Shows Abbott Government's True Colours on Australian Jobs and Fuel Security

Labor Senator and Chair of the Senate Rural, Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee, Glenn Sterle has today slammed Caltex for its shameless move to sack the Australian crew of the oil tanker Alexander Spirit.

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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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