Development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, which would power up to 1.2 million homes, has been stalled by Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s failure to sign off on an exploration license allowing a detailed assessment of the wind resource to commence.
Workers at Australia’s largest stevedore have been granted approval from the Fair Work Commission to hold a ballot allowing protected strike action in response to what the maritime union described as an “extraordinary act of corporate irresponsibility aimed specifically at hurting workers and their families”.
Seafarers from across the globe are joining local maritime workers in their fight to get the Federal Government to save Australia's shipping industry.
The union movement is learning from Canadian seafarers, who fought and won a similar battle to protect local jobs.
Canadian and Australian seafarers stand up and fight back to strengthen protections for maritime worker
Hutchison workers will continue with work bans after discussions this week where the company persisted with claims that will see automation including remote controlling and outsourcing continue to be pursued.
The MUA bargaining team continues to work toward an agreement for DPW workers in the face of quite incredible provocation from the company. The brutal and immoral DPW decision to remove Income Protection (IP) from the workforce is an incredible act of disrespect and uncaring corporate muscle-flexing designed to pressure workers to accept an EBA that doesn’t deal with our concerns.
Wage theft aboard a BlueScope chartered foreign-flagged ship in Port Kembla has been exposed after intervention from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).
Bill Shorten has weighed in on the Australian Shipping debate in response to the seafarers being sacked off the BHP ships Mariloula and Lowlands Brilliance.
On 21 January, the Maritime Union of Australia made a comprehensive submission to the Inquiry into a Sustainable Queensland Intrastate Shipping Industry being held by the Transport and Public Works Committee of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland.
BHP Billiton the Anglo-Australian multinational mining company headquartered in Australia has dumped its Australian crew from two vessels that carried iron ore from Port Hedland in Western Australia to steelworks in Port Kembla and to China.