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Melbourne Port Operator ICTSI Must Be Investigated By State And Federal Authorities

Thursday August 16, 2018

The Construction Forestry Mining Maritime Energy Union is calling for the contract won by ICTSI in 2014 to operate the third container terminal at the Port of Melbourne to be investigated by both the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

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MUA and ACTU To Rally Marking Three Years Since Departure Of Alexander Spirit

Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay will join ACTU Secretary Sally McManus and MUA members in a rally on Saturday July 21 in Devonport to mark three years since the departure of Tasmania’s last Australian-crewed fuel tanker, the Alexander Spirit.

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MAY DAY MARCHERS DEMAND WORKER EMPOWERMENT AND LOCAL LARRAKIA INPEX JOBS

The peak body of trade unions in the Northern Territory will hit the streets today to demand that Government “Change the Rules”. They join an escalating national campaign that seeks to empower workers in a system that favours employers.

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Press Release: Qube Melbourne Wharfies Walk Off The Job As Company Seeks to Terminate Agreement

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says its wharfies at Qube’s Melbourne Bulk & General operation have gone on strike for 48 hours this weekend after the company’s attempt to terminate their EBA and revert to the award, which would mean a pay cut of at least 40 per cent.

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Press Release: Qube Newcastle Workforce to Impose 48 Hour Stop Work

Wharfies at Qube Ports Newcastle will walk off the job for 48 hours from 8am today after the company continued to push for a massive wage cut for its workforce.

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MUA Records Stevedoring Safety Wins on Domestic and International Stage

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is celebrating the release of a National Stevedoring Code of Practice (NSCOP) after a seven-year battle to improve safety standards on the waterfront.

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A “Buy Australian Act” will create jobs

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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MEDIA ALERT: Sydney Community Anger Over Deputy PM’s Shipping Laws

Please see here for MEDIA ALERT FOR SHIPPING AUSTRALIA LUNCH FEATURING WARREN TRUSS: 

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Rally at Viva Energy - Media Release

Rally at VIVA ENERGY today

When:         12pm, Tuesday, 23 December

Where:        720 Bourke Street, Docklands, Melbourne

Contact:      Darrin Barnett 0428 119 703

 

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Petition Urging Senators Not to Water Down Visa Regulations Gathers Pace as Critical Vote Looms

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.

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