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Welcome to the Brave New World of Malcolm Turnbull’s Industrial Relations

The Turnbull Government’s ideological attack on workers has taken a new twist today with more than a dozen police ordered onto the CSL Melbourne in Newcastle to remove five crew members protesting their sacking by Pacific Aluminium.

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Canberra Jobs Rally Shines Light on Plight of Seafaring Jobs

The Maritime Union of Australia rallied outside Parliament House in Canberra today to protest the Turnbull Government decision to grant temporary licences to replace the vessels, the MV Portland and CSL Melbourne.
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Opening Statement of the FOC Senate Inquiry by former MV Portland crew member Zac Kinzett

On January 13 this year, at 1am five crewmembers aboard the Alcoa-owned vessel – the MV Portland – were woken by up to 30 security guards and intimidated into leaving the vessel following a 60-day dispute.

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CSL Melbourne Replacement Ship Brings New Low to Australian Shipping

The Australian company Pacific Aluminium is directly responsible for chartering a vessel that does not have an ITF agreement, protecting its Seafarers most basic rights.

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Aussie Crew Treated Like Convicts On Board CSL Melbourne

The 16 Australian crew on board the CSL Melbourne have been locked out from accessing food in another attempt to get them to leave the ship.

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Statement of the Crew of the CSL Melbourne

We the crew of the CSL Melbourne are asking for genuine responses and commitments before we sail this vessel to Singapore where our jobs will be replaced by highly exploited workers on Flag of Convenience vessels. 
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Protestors Take Fight to Pacific Aluminium After Sacking of Australian Workers

Up to 100 supporters and Maritime Union of Australia members gathered outside of the Tomago Smelter yesterday at short notice to protest the sacking of the CSL Melbourne crew.

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Turnbull Government Gives Green Light For Another Aussie Ship To Leave The Coast

Workers in Newcastle will rally today at 1pm at the Tomago smelter following news that yet another vessel crewed by locals is leaving the Australian coast.

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Vote no to the AMMA 3 EBA

Would you trade you job for a cup of coffee?

The AMMA 3 – Swires, Maersk and Mermaid Marine – sent an EBA to offshore workers on January 22 which seeks to axe many conditions currently accepted in the industry. They have also refused to agree to the broad sweep of critical job security claims that will cement Australian jobs in the Australian offshore oil and gas industry.

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Simultaneous Melbourne and Sydney Rallies in Support of Sacked Crew

The Maritime Union of Australia is demanding an investigation into Alcoa’s actions after the American-based miner forcibly replaced Australian seafarers with foreign workers.

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