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NRMA Ferry Skippers to Strike again this Wednesday

Following on from the historic industrial action by NRMA ferry masters (skippers) in the My Fast Ferry and Manly Fast Ferry business units on 6 March 2019, workers have again called further industrial action on the iconic Sydney Harbour in their pursuit of stable employment with a dignified rate of pay.

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Cairns: Maritime workers rally ahead of parliamentary shipping inquiry

Maritime workers will rally outside the Pullman Cairns International hotel tomorrow morning, urging immediate and decisive action from the Queensland Government to deliver a boost to local jobs, the economy, and the environment by supporting an enhanced coastal shipping industry.

The Maritime Union of Australia will then give evidence to the Inquiry into a Sustainable Queensland Intrastate Shipping Industry, being held in the Bluewater 2 room of the Pullman Hotel.

Following the enquiry, a public forum will be held outlining the union’s blueprint for shipping industry reform, focusing on the potential social, economic and environmental benefits to the local community.

MEDIA ALERT: CAIRNS — Tuesday 19 March, 2019
Union rally: 10am — outside Pullman Hotel (17 Abbott Street)
Parliamentary inquiry: 11:30am to 1:45pm — Bluewater 2 room (Pullman Hotel)
Public forum: 3pm — The Jack Hotel (corner Sheridan & Spence Streets)

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MEDIA RELEASE: Labor pledge to create national fuel reserve critical step to ensure Australia’s fuel security

The maritime union has welcomed Labor’s commitment to create a government-owned National Fuel Reserve, describing it as an essential step to protect Australia from natural disasters or global crisis that could disrupt oil supplies.

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MEDIA ALERT: BRISBANE: First crew members from iron ore vessels axed by BHP and BlueScope return to Australia

Sacked crew members from the last remaining Australian iron ore vessels operated by BHP and Bluescope, the MV Mariloula and MV Lowlands Brilliance, will begin returning to Australia from tomorrow morning.

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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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