The union has become aware that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) may attempt to communicate with members regarding the recent MV Portland dispute. While this is a disgraceful waste of taxpayers’ money, it may also cause unnecessary concern among the membership.
Accordingly, the union advises Members not to communicate with the FWO and to direct all correspondence to the union’s National Legal Unit: firstname.lastname@example.org (a focused phone photograph of a FWO letter should suffice).
The union also confirms the Fair Work Ombudsman does not have the power to compel answers to any questions besides a person’s name and address, and only then if the FWO reasonably believes the person has committed an offence under the Fair Work Act.
For further information please contact the MUA’s legal staff.