The Maritime Union of Australia has joined the chorus of unions welcoming the long overdue Senate Inquiry into temporary work visa schemes such as 457s.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said the Inquiry would undoubtedly uncover widespread rorting by companies trying to undercut acceptable pay, safety and conditions in an attempt boost profits.Read more
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.Read more
The MUA, in conjunction with the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, has invited two Sinn Fein leaders to Australia as supporters of the Irish party’s cause.
One of the leaders was Sinn Fein Vice President Mary Lou McDonald, who is tipped to take over the party upon Gerry Adams’ retirement.Read more
The MUA, in conjunction with the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, has invited two Sinn Fein leaders to Australia as supporters of the Irish party’s cause.Read more
After a long struggle, 650 workers at the $1.5 billion Queensland Children's Hospital are back at work after winning a major battle with Abigroup over wage equity.Read more
Australian jobs and foreign workers' rights could be at risk aboard ships laying pipes for the $43 billion Gorgon project unions claimed at a rally today, amid growing debate over foreign workers sparked by Hancock Prospecting's decision to use more than a thousand on the Roy Hills project.Read more
SYDNEY/TORONTO - Three of Australia's biggest blue-collar unions announced today that they will back an international campaign to remove mining giant Rio Tinto as an Olympic supplier for this summer's London Games.Read more