The position of third stevedoring operator Hutchison has nothing to do with its enterprise agreement, despite what has been claimed in the media by commentators and unnamed sources.
The Sydney Branch has thrown its full support behind the Redfern community in its determination to stop ‘The Block’ from being developed and to stop their community from being forced out of Redfern.
The fundamental industrial right to collectively bargain is being denied to 50 ferry workers.
Manly Fast Ferries, which operates between Circular Quay and Manly, has adopted a whole host of anti-worker, union-busting tactics, to discourage its workforce from organising to obtain a better deal.
MUA members were out in droves over the weekend taking part in May Day marches held in all capital cities and most regional towns.
The sun shone down on those who attended this year’s Iron Boat Day held at Gladstone Park Bowling Club in Balmain.
It was Sydney’s turn to host the event, which is held each year to remember the iron ships, which many an Australian seafarer worked aboard, transporting iron ore to steel mills.
To mark one year since the NSW Government announced the sale of public housing at Millers Point, Dawes Point and the Rocks, residents and supporters met at NSW Parliament House for a preview screening of a documentary telling their story.
Just in time for winter, seven wharfies from DP World, Botany have voluntarily gone bald, but it was all for a good cause.
Joining them in their fundraising efforts, which saw them bag more than $7000 for the Leukemia Foundation, was Belinda Koleski who dyed her long dark locks a variety of colours as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.
The MUA is showing their resolve in continuing to fight for members’ rights and jobs, protect their penalty rates and job security at DP World.
On Monday hundreds turned out to a rally was held outside of the Sydney Branch unions rooms.
Unfortunately two bus loads of members could not make the event due to the Sydney Siege unfolding just four bucks away and the MUA also had to cancel their march to Town Hall, nonetheless wharfies were joined in solidarity by other MUA members, other unions, students and various other supporters.
Members from Sydney ferries turned out at Sydney Town Hall to overwhelmingly endorse their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with private contractor Harbour City Ferries with 97% of the 245 that turned out voting in favour.
It was World Maritime Day yesterday, the day designated by the United Nations to remember the service and sacrifice of seafarers.
To mark the occasion a group of Sydney branch members, joined by guests from around Australia, made their annual pilgrimage across the Pyrmont Bridge to the Australian National Maritime Museum lead by the Memorial Jazz Band.