The Victorian International Container Terminal (VICT) at Melbourne’s Webb Dock has been declared a Port of Convenience (PoC) by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) at its 44th Congress in Singapore.
Discussions on the new EBA with Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) took place over three days in Brisbane on the 8-10 October. At this stage both parties are working through respective logs of claims.
The MUA National Council held this week unanimously passed a resolution regarding the TPP-11
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Hutchison Ports Australia have delivered a brutal and totally outrageous log of claims to the MUA and its members going further than any previous stevedoring employer in waterfront history in attacking wages and working conditions on the waterfront.
The Maritime Union of Australia says World Maritime Day provides a timely reminder to reflect on the great sacrifices made by merchant seafarers who worked aboard cargo ships during wartime, as the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison Government continues to try to destroy coastal shipping.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) believes a fatal accident could be imminent at the VICT Terminal at Melbourne’s Webb Dock, with four safety-related incidents this week on top of five incidents the week before.
The MUA has commenced negotiations with DP World for a new agreement for around 1800 MUA wharfies and maintenance workers. DP World is one of the biggest agreements in the stevedoring industry and it has started with DP World attacking workers rights and conditions. The first round of meetings took place on 4-7 September.
The MUA expresses grave concerns over the Liberal/National Parties and ALP opposition’s support for the the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) and calls on its members, the broader labour movement and the community to oppose the adoption of the trade deal.