The MUA has made its submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Effects of Red Tape on Cabotage.
You may be aware that Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) has sold its work health assessment business to Sonic Health Plus, effective 2 October 2015.
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).
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.
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.
Yesterday in Parliament MP Anthony Albanese stood up in defence of Australian shipping and aviation jobs, watch his speech below:
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.
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.
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:
More than 100 MUA members and supporters gathered outside of the Sydney’s Marriott to protest the Government’s announcement to unravel coastal shipping.