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MUA Cork Delegation

The MUA sent a delegation of 14 to Cork, Ireland for an ITF conference to confront the current and future expansion of the four major Global Network Terminals (GNT), DPW, APM, HPH and PSA

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NZ Talks Fail, Strike Back On Agenda

Maritime Union of New Zealand workers at Port Chalmers voted down redundancy proposal for the second time

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Dublin Dockers Here To Stay

The MUA Sydney Branch rallied against Deutsche Bank in Sydney's CBD yesterday, Stop Work Meeting Day, Tuesday 29 September.

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Shipping and Climate Change

World Maritime Day - Investment in new ships on the Australian coastal trades could make a significant contribution to carbon emission reduction as well as enabling Australia to cope with the tripling of the national freight task by 2050.

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70th Birthday of Kevin Cook

Friends and comrades from across the industrial, political and indigenous movement gathered in Sydney yesterday 27 September to celebrate the 70th birthday of Kevin Cook (Cooky).

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Oz Dockworkers In Dublin

A delegation of Australian wharfies joined dockworkers from 14 countries on the Dublin docks in a global solidarity mission this month.

The Australian delegation led by Assistant National Secretary Rick Newlyn marched under the Eureka and Australian flags.

Marine Terminals Limited (M.T.L.) is owned by UK based Peel Ports Group which is 49% owned by Deutsche Bank.

The company forced redundancies on a quarter of their workforce including the union delegate and slashed their wages by over 200 Euro's a week. 

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Union Surge

The Maritime Union is growing - up from just over 9000 members in 2003 to just under 12,000 members in 2009 - and most of the growth is in the west

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Venezuelan Fiesta

Introducing Daniel Sanchez & Yoly Fernandez from Venezuela Greetings from Nelson Davila Venezuela's ambassador to Australia An evening of Latin American food, music and revolution

 

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Public Rally Around Sydney Ferries

An estimated 60 supporters of Sydney Ferries rallied at Cabarita Wharf in Sydney today to keep the ferries from being privatised, warning there would be a decline in ferry services if the sale goes ahead

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Union Raises Safety Concerns Offshore

The Maritime Union has called for action on safety after a serious accident at a liquefied natural gas plant off Western Australia, Australian Associated Press reports

 

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