Seafarers who currently hold a valid Integrated Rating Certificate of Proficiency (IR COP) and have revalidated prior to the 31/12/2016, may or may not hold the compliant qualification to sail on vessels which require STCW Reg II/5 & III/5 certificates.
A delegation of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) workers from Newcastle have driven nearly 1,000km to the northern Victorian city of Echuca this week to deliver thousands of dollars raised for Parmalat workers who have been locked out of their workplace since January 18.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has hailed the Canadian Government’s settlement with Canadian unions over breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program as a victory for common sense.
Government of Canada settles Seafarers’ International Union of Canada lawsuits alleging systematic breaches of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Commencing next week, the Federal Court had been set to hear arguments in dozens of lawsuits filed by the Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (“SIUC”) against the Government of Canada. However, the case has now been resolved with the SIUC accepting a last-minute settlement offer put forward by the Government of Canada.
The new Parliamentary year is up and running, with Maritime Union of Australia officials and officers already seeing a number of politicians about matters of importance to the union.
This is a copy of a correspondance from International Transport Workers’ Federation President and Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary, Mr Paddy Crumlin to the Spanish Minister of Infrastructures, Inigo de la Serna Hernàiz regarding a labour arrangement in Spanish ports that could result in the loss of up to 8,000 jobs for unionised dockworkers.
Tally clerks and onboard security men from the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria were effectively sacked in December 2015 by the National Ports Authority who failed to renew their contracts.
Australia: 53 health, church, union, environment and aid organisations call for Labor to reject failed TPP
Fifty-three diverse organisations representing more than two million Australians have endorsed a letter calling on Labor to reject the failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and ensure fairness in future trade deals, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Despite critics’ claims, family violence leave would cost only 0.02% of existing payrolls and be offset by benefits such as improved productivity.
The Maritime Union of Australia Northern Territory Branch is demanding the head of NT WorkSafe be stood down after he failed to act properly over a spate of horrifying workplace accidents.