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.
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.
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.
The financial report for the MUA for the period 1/7/2017 to 26/3/2018 and the financial report for the MUA Division for the period 27/3/2018 to 30/6/2018 are now available for members to view. A printed copy is available from any branch of the MUA.
MUA NT Branch Secretary Thomas Mayor is leading a week of action for all supporters of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The week of action begins on Sunday November 4 and is focused on calling for the Voice to Parliament proposal to be put to the Australian people in a referendum.
The MUA has strengthened its relationship with the AWU with the joint signing of a new offshore alliance to determine union coverage in Western Australia's booming offshore gas industry.
As you may know, the Seafarers' Section and ITF Seafarers' Trust has commissioned Yale University to work on a unique project funded by the ITF/Seafarers Trust. The primary objective of this project is to increase the mental health wellness and overall wellbeing of seafarers by understanding risk factors associated with seafarer stress, depression, and anxiety.
DPW love to speak in riddles. The MUA team has been presented “concepts” during these negotiations which are not really concepts at all, but thinly veiled attacks on your working conditions and your standard of living. We have asked DPW to roll out what they are seeking in this agreement so we can actually start to negotiate – no more concepts – just tell us the truth and we can have it out and try and reach agreement.
Sydney and Melbourne port terminals were partially shut down as MUA members exercised their right for sanctioned stop-work meetings.