The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is calling for all Australian political parties to support a Buy Australian Act that would require all major government projects and services to use locally manufactured goods, such as steel, iron, clothing and equipment.
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A petition calling on Australian Senators to vote against the Abbott Government’s move to water down visa regulations applying to foreign workers in the offshore sector has quickly gathered pace with 12,000 signatures.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called on the US Securities and Exchange Commission to scrutinise recent apparent misrepresentations made by multinational energy corporation Chevron regarding the company’s largest upstream development, the Gorgon gas project in northwest Australia.
An Action Plan for comprehensive growth and quality jobs that is backed up by job creation targets in national employment plans must be a priority for the G20, the L20 said today
The Maritime Union of Australia has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to rein in his Trade Minister over inaccurate claims made about the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project.
Travelling with the Prime Minister in the United States, Andrew Robb accused the union of “disrupting the construction of projects and making it harder for global companies to commit to future ones.”
The Maritime Union of Australia has slammed calls from the Australian Logistics Council to scrap the Safe Work Australia Stevedoring Code of Practice, just days after another waterside worker was killed on the waterfront.
Married father of three Anthony Attard was killed working for Toll Holdings on board the 'Tasmanian Achiever' in Port Melbourne on May 20. Toll Holdings is on the board of ALC.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is today targeting Chevron’s shareholder meeting in Midland, Texas to explain why energy giant Chevron’s Gorgon project in north-western Australia is over-budget and delayed.
The ITF is working closely with its affiliate, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), as part of a global campaign to build awareness over delays and cost overruns on the project which was originally costed at USD37 billion but has now blown out to USD54 billion.
The Maritime Union of Australia has signalled it will campaign against the privatization of the ports of Gladstone and Townsville, following indications from the Queensland State Government that the ports may be sold off.
MUA Queensland Branch Acting Secretary Trevor Munday said today that selling the ports was not in the public interest.
“Surely any test when considering a sale has to be whether then public interest test is met. Any other consideration is just ideology gone mad.”