Mining giant Rio Tinto has been linked to a second so-called "ship of shame" detained by Australian authorities for failure to pay crew wages.
Approximately 50 unionists held a rally outside of the Tomago Smelter demanding a meeting with Pacific Aluminium’s chief executive, Matt Howell, for his complicity in sacking Australian workers and replacing them with developing world workers, paid as little as $2-an-hour.Read more
By Glen Williams. Originally published in the Newcastle Herald.
I went to sea at 17-years-old. You could say the salt runs in my blood.
I was a seafarer, my late father was a seafarer, his father was a seafarer and so was his father before him. My brother and sister still go to sea, as does my partner. But sadly, this is where it will probably end.Read more
More than four hundred workers from several unions, most notably from CFMEU construction, took their fight straight to multi-billion dollar miner Rio Tinto for its complicity in sacking Australian seafarers and replacing them with foreign workers paid as little as $2-an-hour.Read more
The MUA protested outside the office of Federal Member for Paterson, Bob Baldwin, today as the NSW and Federal Governments continue to obscure details surrounding the forced removal of five Australian crew members from the CSL Melbourne by up to 70 police officers last Friday.Read more
The Australian company Pacific Aluminium is directly responsible for chartering a vessel that does not have an ITF agreement, protecting its Seafarers most basic rights.Read more
The 16 Australian crew on board the CSL Melbourne have been locked out from accessing food in another attempt to get them to leave the ship.Read more
We the crew of the CSL Melbourne are asking for genuine responses and commitments before we sail this vessel to Singapore where our jobs will be replaced by highly exploited workers on Flag of Convenience vessels.Read more
Up to 100 supporters and Maritime Union of Australia members gathered outside of the Tomago Smelter yesterday at short notice to protest the sacking of the CSL Melbourne crew.Read more
Seafarers on Rio Tinto Chartered Vessel Unpaid for Months: Exploitation to Increase Under Fed Gov Coastal Shipping Laws
The plight of 21 seafarers who have not been paid any wages for more than two months and are running short of food has been uncovered after their vessel docked in Gladstone.Read more