Helen Gelston, wife of Dublin docker Eddie, who was forced to take redundancy at the terminal writes her thanks to MUA delegation leader Assistant National Secretary Rick Newlyn and Sydney Branch Secretary Paul McAleer for the video clip by Jamie McMechan on the Dublin Docks dispute and ILWU/MUA solidarity
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of John Garrett, former National Secretary of the Fireman and Deck Hands Union and Deputy Branch Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia up until his retirement in 2003.
In the southern California mining town of Boron, 600 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are in a standoff with mining giant Rio Tinto. Under threat are their union rights and working conditions.
But they are not alone.
The ILWU last week called on the Mining and Maritime initiative for solidarity.
ITF Dockers' Secretary Frank Lees reports a breakthrough in the 14 week long Dublin Dockers dispute which the MUA has been supporting