A global campaign against oil operator Chevron has come to New Zealand, with maritime unions saying the company has a bad record of dealing with local communities around the world.Read more
After years in the making, the Maritime International Federation has cleared the final hurdle in being established.
At the Maritime Union of Australia Special National Council meeting in Sydney this week, the MUA along with Maritime Union of New Zealand, the Papua New Guinea Transport and Maritime Worker’s Union and Timor Leste’s SMETL, have formed a union federation in order to build capacity in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Maritime Union has welcomed the sentencing of a port company following the death of a union member in a workplace accident in 2013.
Mark Samoa died in a workplace accident at Centreport, Wellington, on 20 January 2013.Read more
A large and noisy rally targeting offshore hydrocarbon corporation Chevron has taken place outside the New Zealand consulate in Perth this morning.
The protest was called by the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) and International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) to alert the New Zealand public to the poor practices of Chevron, that have led to major disputes in the Australian offshore oil and gas industry and around the world.Read more
Day one of the WA Branch Conference got off to an explosive start with National Secretary Paddy Crumlin delivering an emotional speech in remembering his recently deceased father-in-law.
It didn’t take long for Crumlin to get fired up when he started talking about the impotence of the Abbott Government and the neo-liberal bosses.Read more
Indonesia’s Seafarer Union, Kesatuan Pelaut Indonsia (KPI) has agreed to enter into a federation with transport unions from Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand after a formative meeting in Kupang today.
The Maritime International Federation (MIF) aims to bring together unions with similar intentions in order to secure jobs for local maritime workers to ensure wealth created in the region is benefiting local communities.Read more
Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Joe Fleetwood says that the ship Vega Auriga should be detained in a New Zealand port until it is deemed seaworthy and crew issues have been fixed.Read more
Workers in the offshore oil and gas sector gathered today to discuss the ongoing issues in the global trade.Read more
Delegates have gathered top pay tribute to Nelson Mandela at the 43rd ITF Congress in Sofia.
SATAWU General Secretary Zenzo Mahlangu hosted the event, which paid tribute to Mandela’s struggle, during which he was held for 27 years in prison before being released in 1990.Read more
The Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) and International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) have welcomed the Government's announcement that foreign charter fishing vessels working in New Zealand waters will have to be reflagged under the New Zealand flag.Read more