The MUA has had a significant victory for tugboat workers in Gladstone after the Fair Work Commission dismissed tugboat operator Smit’s attempt to block bargaining for 12 months.Read more
With less than four days until Australians headed to the polling booth, workers rallied outside of Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch’s office to highlight his ineffectiveness as a local member, yesterday.Read more
The Liberal-National Government is campaigning on a platform of jobs and growth at the same time jobs are being haemorrhaged from many industries.Read more
The MUA, along with the CFMEU and TCFUA chose Brisbane as its launching pad for its anti-Turnbull, anti-Government election campaign.
The location of Brisbane for the Thursday launch was strategic, with political commentators identifying Queensland as the jewel of the crown this election.Read more
In its usual style the Sydney Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia was not going to allow the final week of the Jobs Embassy to fizzle out, particularly on Budget Week.Read more
In anticipation of a Budget weighted in favour of the top end of town, unions will rally on the lawns of Parliament House
MEDIA ALERT: Tuesday May 3, at 7.30am
What: Cayman Island Embassy to expose the LNP’s erosion of key pillars of society; job security, workers’ rights, medicare, education, public services, a secure retirement and a fair go for all.
Who: MUA Assistant National Secretary Ian Bray, ALP Senator Sam Dastyari, ACTU President Ged Kearney and CPSU National Secretary Nadine Flood.
Where: Jobs Embassy, Parliament LawnsRead more
The MUA’s fight for jobs on the lawns of Parliament House was forced to escalate after the overnight news that Australia’s last domestic tanker – the British Fidelity – was finishing up, rendering another 40 seafarers out of work.Read more
On the lawns in front of Parliament House the Jobs Embassy returned yesterday to highlight the Government’s inaction on jobs, particularly in light of the rising unemployment rate in the Hunter region.Read more
The MUA condemns Minister for Women Michaelia Cash and the Turnbull government for insisting domestic violence leave cannot be included in agreements for workers in their own departments.Read more
The Community Organising session began with a video overview of the MUA’s Campaigns Intensive program, where women, youth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Veteran members were brought together to train in the fundamentals of community campaigning; including phone banking and doorknocking.Read more