MUA  

Notice on pending rule changes

Please see the PDF containing pending rule changes.

Second injury within weeks at East Swanson Dock underscores need for National Stevedoring Code of Practice

A second serious injury sustained by a stevedore employed by Patrick at East Swanson Dock has highlighted the danger of working on the waterfront and the need for the urgent establishment of a National Stevedoring Code of Practice.

Industry news  

New Marine Orders to take effect in April

New Marine Orders that will affect all seafarers will come into effect on 1 April 2014 and they will replace the current Marine Order 3 in its entirety. However, seafarers have until the end of 2016 to obtain revalidation certificates.

Committee update #4

Webb Dock committee met with management on the 5th March and we have given Patrick a clear message that it is time to get serious and honed in on the compensation, order of pick, transfers, grandfathering of redundancies, rosters, selection criteria and protecting what we have are among our top concerns.

Campaigns  

Latest at Webb Dock

MUA members at Webb Dock deserve to be treated with dignity.

International/ITF  

ITF signs memorandum of understanding with ACFTU

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ACFTU, the All China Federation of Trade Unions, that commits both organisations to a process of dialogue and information sharing.

Safety and Training  

MUA Talks Up Safety At The 2014 ACTU Organising Conference

MUA Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith was in Melbourne this week, to address the ACTU organising conference on behalf of the safety of Australian maritime workers.

Women  

Women speak out for Qatar Airways staff on March 8th

Today, women around the world will be backing staff at Qatar Airways (QR) who are subject to victimisation and mistreatment for, International Women’s Day.