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.
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.
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.
Dear Brother Willie,
Please accept my deepest personal condolences, along with the condolences and sympathies of the International Transport Workers’ Federation, particularly dockers and seafarers, and my own union, the Maritime Union of Australia division of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union on the passing of our brother, Dave Arian.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says the release of the latest batch of Cabinet papers from 1996/97 shows that the Howard Government was planning the infamous 1998 Patrick Waterfront Dispute well in advance while denying all knowledge of what the High Court found to be a probable conspiracy against the union and its members.
A Christmas message from MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin
The Morrison Government has outright rejected a union push to establish a national system of uniform industrial manslaughter laws, saying existing laws should be better enforced and that a separate offence would create an “unrealistic expectation” of justice
The MUA and other divisions of the CFMMEU sent a sizeable delegation to this year’s ALP National Conference in Adelaide as the party prepares itself for a likely stint in Government for the first time at federal level since 2013.
The ALP National Conference has resolved to end the Coalition’s war on Australian shipping and pledged to convene a meeting of key stakeholders within 100 days to chart the way forward should Labor win office in next year’s federal election.
The newly built Dalfram Monument in Port Kembla was the backdrop for the ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of one of the worst human atrocities of modern times, the massacre at Nanjing on the 13th December 1938.