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Labor's Positive Plan for Shipping

A Shorten Labor Government will work with the Australian cruise ship industry to enhance its recent rapid growth by increasing its access to facilities at Australian ports.

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Labor’s Plan for a Fairer Temporary Work Visa System

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a comprehensive plan to ensure the temporary work visa system prioritises Australian jobs and addresses temporary worker exploitation.

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United Kingdom’s Brexit Vote: ITF and ETF Comment

Commitments need to made to protect worker's rights and wages in light of Brexit result, according to Transport unions.

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Put the Liberals Last: Because That’s Where They’ve Put Maritime Workers

The union has endured some of the worst attacks it has ever faced since 1872 at the hands of the dysfunctional Abbott – Turnbull Government.

Workers can’t afford another term of a Liberal National Coalition, regardless of the leader.

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MACKAY: Fight for Jobs Escalates with Looming Election

The Liberal-National Government is campaigning on a platform of jobs and growth at the same time jobs are being haemorrhaged from many industries.

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Jo Cox MP: In Memoriam

Last week UK Labour Party MP, Jo Cox, was gunned don on the street while working in her Electorate. The MUA and ITF are outraged by the incident and have expressed their condolences to Jo's family:

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Seafarer Racially Abused by Liberal MP

The Maritime Union of Australia is demanding an apology from Liberal MP Russell Matheson after he racially abused an unemployed seafarer outside of a Candidate’s Forum in Campbelltown last night.

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ITF Welcomes ILO Global Supply Chain Justice Breakthrough

The ITF is welcoming the announcement made at the ILO (International Labour Organization) International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva on Friday that could lead to the creation of new international standards to protect those working in global supply chains. 

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ABC: Chevron Adds $7b to 'In House' Loan, Critics Say Move Designed to Shift Income Offshore

By Stephen Long for ABC.net.au. Originally published here.

A multinational corporation labelled Australia's worst tax avoider by members of a Senate inquiry has added $7 billion to an "in house" loan that critics say is designed to shift billions of dollars of income offshore.

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Union Federation Appalled at Police Action in PNG Shootings

The Maritime International Federation (MIF), which consists of regional transport unions, is disturbed by the heavy handed approach of police in Papua New Guinea in the wake of today’s shootings.

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