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Newcastle maritime, construction workers join forces to support Hunter Women’s Centre

Local maritime and construction workers have joined forces to raise more than $10,000 to support the vital work of the Hunter Women’s Centre during the challenging Christmas period.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Lead exposure concerns on Aburri barge highlight need for reform of Northern Territory safety regulator: Maritime union

Concerns have been raised about the lack of maritime expertise among inspectors from the Northern Territory safety regulator following reports by former crew members of safety concerns involving the transfer of lead-zinc concentrate from the McArthur River Mine.

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Notice of application for alteration of Rules of The Maritime Union of Australia Division

Please follow the link to view Notice of Particulars of Rule Alterations filed today in the Fair Work Commission.

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NT Government urged to introduce industrial manslaughter laws following “paltry” $190,000 fine following preventable death of worker

The Maritime Union of Australia has urged the Northern Territory Government to introduce industrial manslaughter legislation after Darwin shipping company Conlon Murphy was fined just $190,000 for the preventable death of Daniel Bradshaw in January 2017.
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Federal Court confirms workers, not employers, get to decide how they organise

The Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union has welcomed today’s decision of the Federal Court of Australia to reject an attempt by employer groups to overturn its amalgamation.

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MUA - CFMEU participates in 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women

The MUA has joined forces with the CFMEU to raise awareness of violence against women in the global 16 days of activism. 

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MUA Welcomes Focus on Seafarers’ Mental Health

A workshop on Seafarers’ Mental Health was hosted by the Seacare Authority in Fremantle on Tuesday 20 November. Seacare is a government authority responsible for seafarers’ workers’ compensation and OHS. It is the first event the Seacare Authority has held since former minister Michaelia Cash tried to bring in legislation to abolish the Authority in 2016.

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MUA Press Release: DPW walks away from negotiations and won’t walk back

The Maritime Union of Australia has today condemned the actions of global stevedore DP World for their bad faith approach to bargaining a new agreement for 1800 wharfies.

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Labor has successfully moved to establish a Senate inquiry into Australian Shipping

Labor has successfully moved to establish a Senate inquiry into Australian shipping to build bipartisan support to reverse the ongoing decline of our nation’s maritime industry.

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Brisbane Ferry Workers Set to Strike

This Thursday workers who run ferries on the Brisbane river will take 48 hours of protected strike action in pursuit of a fair go and a fair EBA. Owner Transdev to date has been nothing more than a dodgy foreign company who pays less than 3% tax and contributes very little to the people of Brisbane.

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