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Court Finds Casual Worker Can Accrue Long Service Leave in Important Legal Victory

Today, casual workers can celebrate after a court has reinforced that non-permanent employees could be entitled to long service leave.

In setting a significant precedent, the Supreme Court of South Australia squashed an appeal by Flinders Ports, who were fighting the Industrial Magistrate’s decision that found a casual harbour worker was eligible for long service entitlements.

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Letter to the Editor of The Australian from Assistant National Secretary Ian Bray

This letter to the editor was submitted today, January 21, 2015. Whether or not the Australian will publish the letter is yet to be determined. 

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Be Aware AMSIC Scam Doing the Rounds

The Maritime Union of Australia and the International Transport Workers’ Federation have been made aware of a scam targeting people with promises of cruise ship jobs and asking for money to secure these jobs. 

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Register now for MUA training in 2015

The MUA training calendar for 2015 is now available. Training courses are scheduled in all branches and major ports. Click here to register.

9-10 Feb, Brisbane, Delegates 1.

23-25 Feb, Delegates 1 & 2, Darwin.

11-12 March, Delegates 1, Melbourne.

12-13 March, Delegates 1, Port Adelaide.

17-18 March, Delegates 1, Sydney for combined NSW branches.

23-24 March, Delegates 1, Fremantle.

24-25 March, Delegates 1 & 2, Gladstone

25-26 March, Delegates 2, Fremantle.

28-29 April, Delegates 1 & 2, Townsville.

6-7 May, Delegates 1 & 2, Karratha.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING THE 2015 QUADRENNIAL ELECTION

In accordance with Sub-Rule 45(i) of the MUA Registered Rules, I hereby notify the membership of the following matters.

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ACTU: Abbott Government Gives Greenlight for Big Bank Super Grab

The Abbott government has sent a clear message it intends to put the interests of the big banks ahead of working Australians by attacking industry super funds - the best performing area of the superannuation industry.

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JOB ADVERT: Centre Manager – Sydney Seafarers Centre

Location: Matraville

An exciting and rare opportunity to contribute to the provision of hospitality services and welfare support to international and Australian seafarers visiting the Port of Sydney is available as Centre Manager of the Sydney Seafarers Centre.

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JOB ADVERT: Sydney Branch Administrator - Campaigns

Location : Sydney CBD

An opportunity is available to join the Maritime Union of Australia’s Sydney Branch team in a role that provides organising and campaigns assistance and support particularly within identified areas of growth. To view the full job description, click here.

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The MUA Agrees: Muscle Flexing is Needed to Protect Resources Jobs

The Maritime Union of Australia is calling on politicians to actively defend Australian jobs following the example of Federal Labor politician, Alannah MacTiernan, who yesterday spoke out on behalf of resource workers.
 
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin urged politicians from all side of politics to follow suit, to stand up and be counted on promoting local labour.

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Dodgy Foreign Vessels Pose Risk to Reef

The Great Barrier Reef was at risk from oil spill yesterday after a Flag of Convenience (FOC) vessel got into strife, reigniting calls for higher scrutiny of ships trading in Australian waters.
 
The Australian Maritime and Safety Authority (AMSA) reported that Antigua & Barbuda-flagged vessel, Thor Commander, had damaged its main engine and was drifting uncontrollably around the reef off the central Queensland coast.

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Blue Angel Show: Hobart

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Working Waves 2015

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