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Outer Harbour in Kwinana - It's Just Not Needed

The MUA WA branch have published a booklet outlining the opposition to the outer harbour in Kwinana. 

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Hutchison Ports Wants the Award Stripped Not a New Agreement

The depth of Hutchison Ports opposition to industry standards was revealed for all during our recent negotiations on the 21-23 November. Discussions around in-principle outcomes were abandoned by both parties as it became clear that we are seeking polar opposites out of this agreement. The MUA want to maintain industry standards and see workers with more regularity in their working lives while the company wants to be a low-budget stevedore – the Tiger Air of the waterfront.

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SYDNEY BRANCH SAFETY CONFERENCE: Members Launch New Safety Offensive

No more deaths on the waterfront. 

That was the clear message coming out of the inaugural Sydney Branch Stevedoring Safety Conference, held on 8-9 November at the MUA Conference Centre, Sydney. 

 

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MUA Lobbying Efforts Mean Time Is Running Out For Coalition To Deregulate Coastal Shipping

Time is running out for the Coalition to pass its dormant coastal shipping deregulation Bill with at most six Parliamentary sitting weeks left until the next federal election, which is expected in May next year.

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MUA Front And Centre Of Dalfram Dispute Commemoration

A new monument to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Dalfram Dispute was unveiled at a ceremony in Wollongong today.

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DP World Walks Out Of Meeting With MUA For New Enterprise Agreement

Thursday 15th November 2018

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is disappointed by the actions of international container terminal operator Dubai Ports World (DP World) whose representatives today walked out of negotiations for a new enterprise agreement.

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Voice Treaty Truth To Be Theme for NAIDOC Week 2019

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has welcomed the announcement that Voice Treaty Truth will be the theme for NAIDOC Week 2019, saying that this will help keep up pressure for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice to Federal Parliament.

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Asia Pacific Regional Safety Committee formed Organising in Hutchison Ports

Our unions, representing workers across Hutchison’s Global terminal operations have come together and formed a Regional Safety Committee to combat the company’s poor safety record overall in the region. The unions involved include Serikat Pekerja – JICT in Indonesia, South Asia Port Terminal Democratic Worker’s Union in Pakistan and the Maritime Union of Australia.

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Renewed Push For a Constitutionally Enshrined First Nations Voice

A week of action to promote the Uluru Statement from The Heart and the call for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations voice to Parliament begins this weekend with an exhibition in Sydney by the artists who painted the Uluru Statement.

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MUA Members Rally In Cairns To Prevent Deportation of Merchant Navy Veteran’s Children

MUA members have rallied outside the Cairns office of LNP Member for Leichhardt Warren Enstch over the highly unusual circumstances surrounding the nationality of the children of Australian Merchant Navy Veteran John Bird.

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