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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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ITF Registers Concern With US SEC Over Chevron’s Apparent Misrepresentations Regarding Gorgon

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.

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G20 Growth Targets Must Come With Commitment To Plug 62 Million Global "Jobs Gap"

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

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Abbott Should Rein In Robb Over Chevron Misinformation

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.”

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Call To Scrap Safe Work Australia Regulations In Wake Of Worker’s Death Is Disgraceful

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.

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