Maritime Super was the first industry super fund established in Australia and has just celebrated its 50th birthday. In 1967, waterside workers, after a long battle with their employers, established a pension scheme funded by employers and workers that saw employers contribute 1.5 times the employee’s contribution rate. Seafarers started their own pension fund in 1973.
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THE HON BRENDAN O’CONNOR
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND
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Time To Ramp Up Pressure on Senate Cross Bench as So-Called “Ensuring Integrity” Bill Passes Lower House
The Turnbull Government’s anti-worker bill which would allow them to sack union leaders, shut down unions and introduce a public interest test for union mergers is off to the Senate after being passed by the lower house.
An IMF report released today shows that the Turnbull Government’s tax cuts for big business would increase inequality and concentrate more wealth in the hands of the few, echoing the calls from the Australian Union movement to end the corporate tax cuts and urgently address inequality.
The changes to industry super proposed by the Turnbull Government will mean less money and more exploitation for working people.
With revelations Australia's fuel reserves have fallen to half the safe level, the Turnbull Government needs move urgently to bring more oil refining onshore and boost the number of Australian-crewed ships to carry it.
Maritime Super, the first industry super fund established in Australia, turns 50. There is no doubt that superannuation has resulted in dignity, peace of mind and security in retirement for generations of working Australians.
The latest edition of the Maritime Workers Journal is arriving in letterboxes right now.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says World Maritime Day provides a timely reminder to reflect on the great sacrifices made by merchant seafarers who worked aboard cargo ships during wartime, as the Turnbull Government loads up again to try to destroy the coastal shipping industry.