Western Australia Branch News

MUA Numbers Strong in Fremantle May Day Rally

MUA members were out in droves over the weekend taking part in May Day marches held in all capital cities and most regional towns. 

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Internationalism and Solidarity: Taking the WA Branch Forward

The Biennial WA Branch conference has drawn to a close after a five-day extravaganza that saw thousands of people from all over the country and world descend on the port town of Fremantle.

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The February Edition of Rank & File is Available to View and Download

The latest edition of the WA Branch newspaper the Rank & File voice is available to download here. 

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WA Branch Conference Agenda Available to View Online

Next week the WA biennial kicks off in Fremantle. All those who will be attending are encouraged to read the agenda which is available here.

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ITF: ‘Time For an Honest Conversation from Chevron’

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) are urging Chevron to have an honest conversation with workers, shareholders and consumers on the state of the Gorgon project located off the coast of Western Australia.

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The MUA Agrees: Muscle Flexing is Needed to Protect Resources Jobs

The Maritime Union of Australia is calling on politicians to actively defend Australian jobs following the example of Federal Labor politician, Alannah MacTiernan, who yesterday spoke out on behalf of resource workers.
 
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin urged politicians from all side of politics to follow suit, to stand up and be counted on promoting local labour.

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DP World must bargain in good faith

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has asked the Fair Work Commission to compel DP World to bargain in good faith, in its negotiations for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) for waterfront workers in Fremantle and around the country.

DP World, which is a subsidiary of Citibank and global terminal operator Dubai Ports, recently announced the retrenchment of 12 workers in Fremantle.

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DP World retrenchments designed to intimidate workforce

DP World has retrenched 12 workers from its Fremantle cargo operations, in an attempt to intimidate the remaining workforce during negotiations for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA).

DP World is a subsidiary of Citibank and Dubai Ports, a global terminal operator that also operates in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. 

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Workers endorse Mermaid Marine offer

Stevedores at Mermaid Marine’s Dampier supply base have overwhelmingly endorsed the company’s proposal for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA).

In a secret ballot, 59 out of 60 workers voted to endorse the deal, bringing 12 months of negotiations to an end. 

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Farstad dismissive over family-friendly rosters

The WA Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has slammed offshore marine services company Farstad for dismissing the demand of its workforce for more family-friendly rosters.

Almost 300 cooks, stewards and seafarers aboard 25 Farstad vessels are currently undertaking 24-hours of protected industrial action as a part of a campaign for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA).

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