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The Maritime Union of Australia is calling on politicians to actively defend Australian jobs following the example of Federal Labor politician, Alannah MacTiernan, who yesterday spoke out on behalf of resource workers.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin urged politicians from all side of politics to follow suit, to stand up and be counted on promoting local labour.
Maritime unions have descended on Canberra today to speak to members and Senators about the need to protect coastal shipping and jobs on the coast.
The agenda includes the review if the Coastal Trading Act, Offshore Visas and the Seafarers Tax Offset, which is being debated in the lower house today.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) are concerned by comments made in question time yesterday by Transport Minister Warren Truss, who continues to mislead the Australian people as he pursues an ideological agenda in shipping.READ MORE
Today marks two years since the deaths of two workers on the Stena Clyde oil rig in the Bass Strait off the coast of Victoria and still no action has been taken over long-standing safety concerns.
Unions are calling on the Federal Government to launch a review into the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority (NOPSEMA), which is responsible for the investigation into the deaths.READ MORE