MUA Secretary Paddy Crumlin speaks to Sky News Business about the upcoming merger between the MUA/CFMEU/TCFUA.
Viterra have just had an AWU Grain terminal agreement in Port Lincoln terminated. The AWU were criticised for boycotting the FWC hearing which ripped away their hard won conditions of work. One can hardly blame them.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for an immediate investigation into the disappearance of 45-year-old seafarer, Arnel Gillo who was reported missing on the 13th March 2018 on the Flag of Convenience ship “Galloway Express”, bound for Australia.
As members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and The Maritime Union of Australia and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia have approved the amalgamation of these organisations, Deputy President Gostencnik has fixed 27 March 2018 as the day on which the amalgamation is to take effect.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says its wharfies at Qube’s Melbourne Bulk & General operation have gone on strike for 48 hours this weekend after the company’s attempt to terminate their EBA and revert to the award, which would mean a pay cut of at least 40 per cent.
“The Fair Work Commission, the independent umpire, has given us a green light to proceed to amalgamate on March 27, and that’s what we will do,” said Michael O’Connor, the presumptive National Secretary of the new Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union.
Yesterday, Svitzer Australia advised the MUA that it was the victim of data theft impacting three Australian employees email accounts. Svitzer Australia advised that they had stopped the theft within five hours of becoming aware, however details of some 600 employees were leaked, 400 of those including details such as bank account details and tax file numbers.
MUA members have protested out the front of the headquarters of mining giant Rio Tinto over the company's continuing refusal to employ Australian seafarers for the vast majority of its interstate and intra-state shipping needs.
Right now, big business has too much power. A third of them aren’t paying any tax.
Mining and building industry groups have lodged an appeal against the creation of a super union.