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Strategic Fleet makes sense as sacked BHP - BlueScope workers return to Australia

The Maritime Union of Australia says a strategic shipping fleet makes sense fleet is essential on economic, employment and national security grounds, particularly for the transport of petrol and other liquid fuels, for which there is a critical national shortage that is becoming an international embarrassment.

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MUA Welcomes Support of AWU Workers at BlueScope Steel in Port Kembla

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has welcomed the unanimous support of steelworkers at BlueScope Steel in Port Kembla who have rejected the move by the company and its former parent BHP to sack the Australian crew of two vessels carrying iron ore from Port Hedland.

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ITF Press Release: ITF opposes BHP’s decision to end 100 years of Australian shipping

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today expressed opposition to the decision of BHP to dump Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China.

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STATEMENT ON THE REMOVAL OF THE MV MARILOULA & MV LOWLANDS BRILLIANCE FROM BLUESCOPE FREIGHT SERVICES

Illawarra Labor MPs have expressed their support for the sacked workers, many of whom come from the Illawarra

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SHARON CLAYDON MP- MEDIA RELEASE - ANOTHER BLOW FOR AUSTRALIAN SEAFARERS

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has lamented the sacking of nearly 80 Australian seafarers, including some from the Newcastle-Hunter region, with the decision of BHP and Bluescope to remove two ships from service.

 

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BHP and BlueScope to Axe Last Two Australian Iron Ore Vessels

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has accused large multinational companies BHP and BlueScope Steel of using the January holiday period to quietly sack nearly 80 Australian seafarers and replace them with $2 an hour exploited foreign labour on the Australian coast.

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Sydney and Brisbane Wharfies to take Industrial Action over Push to Slash Workplace Conditions

Workers employed by Hutchison Ports in Sydney and Brisbane have voted overwhelmingly to commence broad-ranging industrial action, accusing the company of launching the most severe attack on waterfront conditions in a generation.

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Even Management Consultants Have Figured Out That Port Automation Is Chronically Overrated

A new report into port automation by a prominent management consultancy used by rightwing bosses and governments worldwide has shown what unions have known for years – that automation always costs a fortune but rarely delivers forecast profits and productivity gains.

 

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Morrison Government Continues To Run Up Empty Excuses For Fuel Security Fail

The Morrison Government has offered a series of empty excuses for Australia’s fuel security fail, trying to paper over the cracks of their deliberate inaction on the same day a product tanker caught fire and exploded in Hong Kong, exposing the precarious nature of the international trade.

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Morrison Government Has Dropped the Ball on Fuel Security

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has again drawn attention on the Morrison Government’s stubborn refusal to act on fuel security after years of warnings, with new figures showing Australia now has just 22 days of petrol and 17 days of diesel at its disposal.

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