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The Maritime Union of Australia today applauded a Fair Work Commission ruling, backing the MUA’s right to represent waterside workers at Darwin Harbour.
Some of Australia’s most vulnerable communities face paying more for essential coastal shipping services by a big business deal already knocked back by the competition watchdog.
It was a full house with more than 110 officials, delegates, traditional owners and international guests from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and New Zealand, in attendance at the MUA NT 2015 conference last week.
Maritime workers and their supporters will rally at 3pm today outside the Casuarina office of Federal Member for Solomon, Natasha Griggs.
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Northern Territory Branch Secretary Thomas Mayor said he has written to Ms Griggs several times seeking to discuss Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s proposed changes to laws covering Australia‘s maritime sector.
The latest edition of the Northern Territory Branch news is available to view and download here.
More than 90 communities across Australia and the world will stand up tomorrow May 1, to send a strong message to the State, Northern Territory and the Federal Government of Australia against the threatened forced closure of Aboriginal Communities and against the defunding of Aboriginal communities and organisations.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is demanding that Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles release a secret consultant’s report into the privatisation of Darwin Port.
Melbourne-based consulting firm, Flagstaff Partners, has been advising Mr Giles on the privatisation but the chief minister refuses to share this information with the people of the Northern Territory.
As tens of thousands of workers around the nation took to the streets last week to stand up for their rights at work, new national accounts figures proved that the Government must urgently change its direction.
Territory maritime workers, led by NT Branch Secretary Thomas Mayor, took a huge step towards implementing a Maritime Sub-Branch of the NT Labor Party.