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AMSA Certificate of Medical Fitness Examinations

You may be aware that Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) has sold its work health assessment business to Sonic Health Plus, effective 2 October 2015.

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Caltex Chartered Ship Circumnavigates Australian Laws

A Caltex-chartered fuel tanker trading solely in Australian waters has been underpaying its foreign crew since the beginning of the year, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). 

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ITF Welcomes Australian Senate Inquiry into FOC Shipping

The (ITF) International Transport Workers’ Federation has welcomed the Australian Senate’s decision to launch an inquiry into Flag-of-Convenience shipping.

The Inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee will examine the national security, fuel security, environmental, social and economic impacts of FOC shipping and revisit the 1992 Ships of Shame Inquiry.

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The Union Presses on With its Skills and Training Agenda

Despite ongoing threats from Federal and State Governments the MUA continues to pursue a program of entrenching maritime training and skills into formal qualifications.

Newcastle Branch Secretary Glenn Williams and Jason Gough represent the union on the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) in regards to qualifications and training for Integrated Ratings and Linespeople.

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Anthony Albanese discusses Workchoices on Water and Air in Parliament

Yesterday in Parliament MP Anthony Albanese stood up in defence of Australian shipping and aviation jobs, watch his speech below:

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ITF Urges Australian Senate Inquiry into FOC Shipping and Condemns Government Attacks on Cabotage

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pushing for a Australian senate inquiry into flag of convenience (FOC) shipping following a damning exposé on Australia’s Four Corners television programme into three deaths at sea on board the MV Sage Sagittarius.

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Workchoices on Water

The Maritime Union of Australia has slammed moves by the Abbott Government to deregulate the Australia shipping industry and with it, destroy 10,000 Australian jobs.

As Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss met with 'industry stakeholders' National Secretary Paddy Crumlin addressed a large crowd of MUA members and supporters outside the Sydney Marriott.

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ALP's Wayne Swan Speaks Up for Australian Shipping and Fuel Security

Today, Member for Lilley Wayne Swan stood up in the Federation Chamber at Parliament House to defend Cabotage and to call for a better Fuel Security plan. Watch his speech below:

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MUA Protest to Protect Jobs Garners National Attention

More than 100 MUA members and supporters gathered outside of the Sydney’s Marriott to protest the Government’s announcement to unravel coastal shipping.  

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MUA Protests Plans to Deregulate Shipping

The Maritime Union of Australia has slammed moves by the Abbott Government to deregulate the Australia shipping industry and with it, destroy 10,000 Australian jobs.

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