The MV Portland may have sailed over the horizon, however the community are still fighting to get the jobs that Alcoa shed in an overnight raid on January 13.
The Maritime Union of Australia is demanding to know whether the Turnbull Government even has a document outlining its reasons to grant a temporary licence to Alcoa, which led to the sacking of MUA members onboard the Aussie-crewed MV Portland.Read more
Maritime authority knew Australian workers would be replaced with foreign workforce on Alcoa's MV Portland, Senate committee hears
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) was aware an Australian crew would be removed from the cargo ship MV Portland three weeks before they were escorted off and replaced with foreign workers, a Senate committee has heard.Read more
By Paddy Crumlin. Originally published here.
For a Federal Government that extols the virtues of playing by the rules, Malcolm Turnbull’s administration has failed the basic political axiom of following its own advice and it may put at risk their legislative agenda.
At 1am on Wednesday last week, crew members aboard the Alcoa ship, the MV Portland, were taken from their bunks by up to 30 security guards and marched off the vessel.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia will rally today outside the office of Minister for Employment and Minister for Women Michaelia Cash following last week’s attack on Australian jobs by American-based miner Alcoa.Read more
It’s a hat-trick! the ITF says the FOC ship bringing Petcoke to Alcoa’s Portland refinery completes a shameful hatrick for the US mining giantRead more
Despite being a busy news day, Alcoa's actions still attracted some mainstream media coverage:Read more