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Workchoices on Water

The Maritime Union of Australia has slammed moves by the Abbott Government to deregulate the Australia shipping industry and with it, destroy 10,000 Australian jobs.

As Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss met with 'industry stakeholders' National Secretary Paddy Crumlin addressed a large crowd of MUA members and supporters outside the Sydney Marriott.

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ALP's Wayne Swan Speaks Up for Australian Shipping and Fuel Security

Today, Member for Lilley Wayne Swan stood up in the Federation Chamber at Parliament House to defend Cabotage and to call for a better Fuel Security plan. Watch his speech below:

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Remembering Anthony 'Hollywood' Attard

Yesterday marked one year since Toll delegate Anthony Attard was killed on the wharf at Melbourne and to commemorate the occasion members held a ceremony at his workplace. 

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MUA Protest to Protect Jobs Garners National Attention

More than 100 MUA members and supporters gathered outside of the Sydney’s Marriott to protest the Government’s announcement to unravel coastal shipping. 

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MUA Protests Plans to Deregulate Shipping

The Maritime Union of Australia has slammed moves by the Abbott Government to deregulate the Australia shipping industry and with it, destroy 10,000 Australian jobs.

MUA national secretary Paddy Crumlin led a protest outside the Marriott Hotel in Sydney Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss eagerly spoke of his Government’s attempts to destroy yet another Australian industry.

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RALLY TODAY: Sydney Community Anger Over Deputy PM’s Shipping Laws

Protestors will confront Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss at the Marriott in Sydney over plans to introduce “WorkChoices On Water.”

New Coastal Shipping changes snuck through in the Budget would hand over Australia’s coast to cheap foreign operators with limited background checks.

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Hunterlink Showcases Wares at International Event

Hunterlink’s dedication to the welfare of international seafarers was on display in front of some of the world’s biggest transport leaders in Western Australia last week.

Delegates gathered in Perth for the bi-annual Fair Practices Committee, a conference of union leaders that determines the forward direction of the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

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MUA Women’s Committee Nominations Are Now Open

In accordance with the MUA Rules, the Women’s Committee Rules and past practice for Women’s Committee Elections, the Nomination period has now opened and female members who wish to nominate for a State or Territory position on the National Women’s Committee may download the nomination form here

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MUA Successful in Retaining Wharfie Penalty Rates

The Maritime Union of Australia has had a huge win in the Fair Work Commission in retaining current penalty rates despite opposition by well-resourced stevedoring employers. 

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Madigan and Oliver Join MUA’s Call for a Better Fuel Security Plan

Independent Senator John Madigan has joined ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver in supporting the MUA’s Fuel Security and #BoycottBP campaign at a rally held in Melbourne today. 

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