The MUA is today celebrating a victory having retained the Seafarer Tax Offset, which was set to be repealed by the Abbott Government.
The Abbott Government’s brazenly ideological attacks on workers suffered a humiliating setback today when the Senate voted down the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill.
Today, ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver backed calls by the Federal Opposition to tighten laws relating to corporate tax avoidance.
In accordance with the Rules, the National Secretary advises that National Council has determined that the 2015 Quadrennial Election shall be for the positions as listed:
The following information is provided to members to assist in the preparation for the conduct of the 2015 -2019 Election. It includes an explanation of the various steps to be taken by members, the National Council, existing officials and the National Returning Officers. The information provided hereunder also refers to a timetable summary, which is on the MUA Website to assist members.
By IAN KIRKWOOD
Tug company Svitzer has pulled two of its nine Newcastle tugs out of work after one of the Chinese-built vessels was found to contain asbestos.
Over two-days members from the Floating Production Storage Offtake (FPSOs) vessels gathered in the WA Branch union rooms to review the last two years of the industry and discuss matters relating to the broader industry.
Usually working in isolated conditions, the conference affords the delegates an opportunity to regroup and work on strategies.
Day one of the WA Branch Conference got off to an explosive start with National Secretary Paddy Crumlin delivering an emotional speech in remembering his recently deceased father-in-law.
It didn’t take long for Crumlin to get fired up when he started talking about the impotence of the Abbott Government and the neo-liberal bosses.
National Secretary Paddy Crumlin has advised that following the 2014 National Council Bill Giddins was appointed as National Returning Officer to fill a vacancy created by the then unavailability of Phil Byrne due to family illness. This was endorsed by the Annual General Meeting of the Union.