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Rig Workers Say NO To Second Rate Agreement

An employer has failed to by pass the union and introduce a sub standard non union agreement to cover rig workers.

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Black Saturday Bushfire Class Action

More than 700 people affected by the Black Saturday bushfire in the Kinglake area have registered as members of a class action against power company SP Ausnet.

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ILWU Convention: Job Security

MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin was special guest speaker at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Convention, in Seattle from 8-12 June 2009. He led an MUA delegation of seven, including Jamie Newlyn, SA, Robert Patchett, Victoria, Glen Wood, Sydney, Steve Cumberlidge, Brisbane, Wade Eaton, WA, Michael Ryan, Victoria and Dennis Outram, Newcastle.

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Newcastle Community Remembers Mariners Lost In War

The Japanese sank 18 vessels and attacked another 15, during WWII, killing 277 merchant mariners and 223 medical personnel, as well as attacking the Sydney and Newcastle coastline.

 

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Iran: Labor Uprising Becomes Civil Uprising

This Friday Sydney MUA members will bus to the Iranian Embassy in Canberra to join the growing protests against the

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Hammerchild

Check out the graphic new video clip against the exploitation of child labour produced by the International Trade Union Confederation

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Critics Ignore Ferry Progress

OUTDATED FIGURES IGNORE REAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE RELIABILITY OF SYDNEY FERRIES

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Union Sponsors Human Justice In The Arts

This year the Blake Society has teamed up with the MUA to award a $5,000 Blake Prize for Human Justice. This new award category will acknowledge and promote the work of artists highlighting issues of justice.

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Sydney - Seattle Sister Ports

The Sydney Branch has formed a Sister port relationship with our ILWU comrades in the Port of Seattle.

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76 Trade Unionists Murdered In 2008

2008 was another difficult and often dangerous year for trade unionists around the world, according to this year's ITUC Annual Survey of Trade Union Rights Violations.

The report details abuses of fundamental workers' rights in 143 countries.

76 trade unionists were killed due to their actions to defend workers' rights, and many more were attacked physically or subjected to harassment, intimidation or arrest by the authorities.  The report makes for depressing - but necessary - reading.

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