The Australian Council of Trade Unions has condemned the emerging corporate tactic of applying to terminate Enterprise Bargaining Agreements in order to cut workers’ pay and conditions.
On 19 December 2017, the MUA appeared before the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission in relation to the Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award 2010. Representatives from the MUA, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) and Fremantle Commercial Diving (FCD) appeared and made submissions. Attached is the Decision of the Full Bench following the hearing.
The Illawarra Branches of the MUA, CFMEU UMW, CFMEU Building & Construction Division, AWU, AMWU, TWU, RTBU and ETU have come together with the assistance of the South Coast Labour Council (SCLC) to establish the Port Kembla Ports Committee in response to Port Kembla Coal Terminal’s (PKCT) appalling decision to lockout its workforce for five days.
With the nation facing heightened concerns over fuel security, the MUA has reminded the Australian community that the cost of hiring Aussie seafarers to move fuel around our coast averages out to about one centre per litre at the bowser.
An opportunity is available to join the Queensland Branch, based in Brisbane, in a full-time role that provides administrative and customer service to support the membership of The Maritime Union of Australia.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is again calling on the Turnbull Government to look at ways to increase Australia’s fuel security after an incoming Liberal Senator raised concerns over our small national reserves of fuel that analysts say could be as low as two to three weeks.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all members, staff, organisers, officials and your wonderfully supportive families best wishes, thanks and solidarity for the season.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has inspected the Bahamas-registered Flag-of-Convenience vessel Diana in Melbourne and found the company is vastly underpaying Filipino seafarers who are effectively operating full time on the Australian coast.
The Maritime Union of Australia’s Newcastle youth committee has donated $2500 to the John Hunter Children’s Hospital this Christmas.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has presented awards to two MUA members who helped a fallen comrade last month at West Swanson dock in Melbourne.