The decision for the ongoing offshore visa case will be handed down by the High Court on Wednesday.
The union has become aware that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) may attempt to communicate with members regarding the recent MV Portland dispute. While this is a disgraceful waste of taxpayers’ money, it may also cause unnecessary concern among the membership.
The MUA has had a significant victory for tugboat workers in Gladstone after the Fair Work Commission dismissed tugboat operator Smit’s attempt to block bargaining for 12 months.
The Fair Work Commission has issued a temporary order prohibiting global stevedoring giant - DP World - from forcing wharfies to do the work of linesmen in Melbourne.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is demanding that 20 seafarers stranded aboard the Hong Kong-flagged coal ship, Five Stars Fujian, be allowed to come ashore until a dispute is resolved.
State agencies are continuing to work closely with Commonwealth and welfare agencies to assist the crew of a coal ship, detained off Gladstone, who are caught up in a dispute over wages, conditions and fuel supplies.
Emergency supplies are being rushed to 20 crew members left for dead by the foreign owners of a coal ship stranded off Gladstone’s coast.
The MUA has been actively involved in support of the 55 sacked workers from the Carlton United Breweries in Melbourne since they were sacked and offered their jobs back on significantly less wages.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is today asking the Federal Government to stand up for ordinary working Australians and hold a Royal Commission into the banking sector.
You are being spied on by DP World. Your rights have been torn up and thrown out the porthole. No consultation took place when DP World decided to put cameras in to watch you.