Under the watch of Malcolm Turnbull, 40 Australian seafarers have been sacked due to his government’s blatant abuse of maritime laws, allowing a foreign owned ship to hire foreign workers in place of Australians.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia says the Fair Work Ombudsman must get back to the task of ensuring Australian jobs after its landmark case against seven crew members of the Tandara Spirit was withdrawn.Read more
The MUA has joined the CFMEU and other unions to march through Australia’s capital cities to protest against the Abbott/Turnbull Government’s raft of anti-worker policies.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia is throwing its support behind the ALP and trade union movement’s push to support low and middle income earners by protecting penalty rates.Read more
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is today asking the Federal Government to stand up for ordinary working Australians and hold a Royal Commission into the banking sector.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
Yesterday, Federal Shadow Employment Minister Brendan O’Connor joined the Maritime Union of Australia and Unions NT in highlighting the plight of good, skilled, long-term jobs in the Territory.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
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
Five crewmembers aboard Alcoa ship the MV Portland were woken at 1am this morning by up to 30 security guards, handed their passports and forcibly removed from the vessel.Read more