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The Fights of My Life: Greg Combet Book Launch

MUA members past and present joined other union leaders and members of Parliament for the launch of a new book by Greg Combet today.

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Maritime Unions To Challenge Abbott’s Offshore Visa Mess

Maritime unions will proceed to the Federal Court to sort out the Abbott Government’s extraordinary mishandling of the rules covering workers in the offshore oil and gas sector.

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Digging Deep for a Stranger, Tugboat Workers Show Generosity

MUA members are a generous bunch and this charitable spirit was exhibited in true MUA-style last week when delegates attending the 2014 Tugboat Conference pieced together more than $1000 to help a three-year-old boy.

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International Speakers Raise Concerns About Chevron’s Commitment to Safety

International speakers highlighted concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a public meeting attended by over 300 people in Perth, Western Australia this week.

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Job Alert: Paralegal

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is seeking a paralegal to join its in-house National Legal team.

To see the job advertisement in full click here.

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Pregnancy Discrimination Highlights Need For Changes to Workplace Laws

The Human Rights Commission’s report into pregnancy and return to work highlights the need for the Government to strengthen workplace laws to stop discrimination against women at work.

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Port Hedland Tugboat Workers Endorse Industrial Action

Deckhands in Port Hedland have voted to take industrial action, after failing to negotiate a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with tugboat operator Teekay Shipping.

In a secret ballot conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission, 98% of Maritime Union of Australia members voted to take action.

The members endorsed an unlimited number of 2 hour and 4 hour stop work meetings and unlimited work stoppages of 6 hours and 12 hours.

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Weighing It Up

ITF President and MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin has given his thoughts to a London-based publication on upcoming container weighing regulations and what their impact will be on ports and terminals. Read the original full article here.
 
 

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Union Aid Supplies On Way To Gaza

As its first lorryload of medical supplies begins its journey to Gaza, the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), again backed calls for an immediate ceasefire there.

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ACTU Executive Endorses Maritime Unions’ Campaign To Retain Aussie Workers In The Offshore

Maritime unions have welcomed endorsement by the ACTU Executive of their campaign to protect the jobs of Australian workers in the offshore oil and gas sector.

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