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Inaugural Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Conference Pledges Full Support For Uluru Statement From The Heart

The newly-formed Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union has held its inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conference in Far North Queensland, where delegates pledged their full support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

More than 60 rank and file Indigenous members from a diverse range of industries — including building sites, mines, the waterfront, seafaring, manufacturing and forestry — came together in Cairns.

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Five-point plan to address unemployment and end exploitation of temporary visa workers

The Australian Council of Trade Unions has today released a five-point plan to boost local jobs and end the exploitation of temporary visa workers.

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Workers of The World Celebrate May Day

See Paddy Crumlin’s May Day message here:
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Urgent Negotiations needed on quota cut for Tropical Rock Lobster

The Maritime Union of Australia is calling on the Federal and Queensland Governments to convene urgent talks with Malu Lamar Prescribed Body Corporate and the Torres Strait Fisherman Association on behalf of Torres Strait islander peoples over the cut to the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Tropical Rock Lobster by Traditional Islander Boat (TIB) license holders.

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MUA calls for tougher regulation for live sheep trade

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) condemns the barbaric practices in the live sheep trade exposed by 60 Minutes and calls for stronger regulation to stamp out animal cruelty.

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Interim Order: Industrial Action at Sydney International Container Terminals

Members,

Please find the Interim Order issued last night by the Fair Work Commission on the link below.

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MUA supports Haka for Life on Anzac Day

Aboriginal and Maori dancers will come together to perform at an Anzac Day ceremony in Perth as part of a campaign that focuses on mental health for men.

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ITF urges Hutchison Ports to improve global health and safety operations following a serious workplace incident in Australia

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) urges Hutchison Ports to address a pattern of serious health and safety incidents across their global operations, as a dockworker remains in a critical condition following workplace collision at the company’s Port Botany terminal.

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MUA Member in Critical Condition Following Workplace Incident at Hutchison Port Botany

A Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) member remains in a critical condition in hospital after a workplace collision between two port shuttle carriers at Hutchison Ports Australia at Port Botany.

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MUA Says Military Strikes On Syria A Wake-Up Call On Fuel Security

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has renewed its call for the Turnbull Government to take seriously the issue of fuel security with United States military strikes in Syria potentially increasing the likelihood of a significant supply shock from the Middle East.

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