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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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ITF Takes Chevron Campaign To Shareholder Meeting In Texas

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.

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Gladstone and Townsville Ports Must Stay in Public Hands

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.”

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MUA takes Chevron concerns to US Consul General

The Maritime Union of Australia has delivered a letter to the US Consul General asking for a meeting to voice its concerns about the practices of mining giant Chevron.

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TEEKAY Members Vote To Take Protected Industrial Action

Maritime Union of Australia members employed by tugboat operator Teekay Shipping have voted to take protected industrial action if EBA negotiations with the company do not reach a resolution.

The MUA represents deckhands who work for Teekay, which is contracted by BHP Billiton to run tugboat operations in Port Hedland.

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Second injury within weeks at East Swanson Dock underscores need for National Stevedoring Code of Practice

A second serious injury sustained by a stevedore employed by Patrick at East Swanson Dock has highlighted the danger of working on the waterfront and the need for the urgent establishment of a National Stevedoring Code of Practice.

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Agreement takes Maritime Labour Convention into new stage

The ITF has praised today’s decision at the ILO (International Labour Organization) in Geneva today to build on the success of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 by including in it new mechanisms to tackle crew abandonment.

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