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Published: 30 Sep 2020

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The McGowan Government has left 9 international seafarers stranded on a vessel contaminated with COVID19 in the Port of Port Hedland.

 

Whilst the vessel is currently at anchor in Port Hedland, port service providers will continue to interact with the crew of the vessel as they bring the necessary supplies to crew stranded on board.

 



Published: 21 Aug 2020

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MUA Press Release 
 
The National Cabinet must use today’s meeting to establish “green lanes” to allow interstate travel by maritime workers, with hundreds currently unable to travel to work or get home after being at sea. 
 
The Maritime Union of Australia said travel restrictions and border closures between Australian states and territories had led to a situation where many Australian seafarers were isolated at sea, unable to get home to their families, with replacement crew members also unable to join the vessels.
 



Published: 20 Aug 2020

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National Secretary Paddy Crumlin wrote to the National response group on August 11 the letter says:
 
The inconsistent application of National Cabinet directions and the latest state border restrictions on movement for essential workers will have devastating consequences on the viability of transport operations and the interconnection of global and national trade.
 



Published: 15 Aug 2020

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The unions representatives on the ACTU executive are Christy Cain and Mich-Elle Myers. At the executive meeting on 29 july 2020 this resolution was passed to support the growing number of workers in maritime and resources workforces that are restricted by COVID-19 border closures. The reoslutions was supported by Dan Walton from the AWU.
You can read the reoslution Here



Published: 15 Aug 2020

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The unions representatives on the ACTU executive are Christy Cain and Mich-Elle Myers. At the executive meeting on 29 july 2020 this resolution was passed to support the growing number of workers in maritime and resources workforces taht are restricted by COVID-19 border closureds. 
You can read the reoslution Here



Published: 14 Aug 2020

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The ITF, the Maritime Union of Australia, AMOU, and AIMPE made a submission to the special commission of inquiry into the Ruby Princess. 
 
You can read the submission here: https://rubyprincessinquiry.nsw.gov.au/assets/scirp/files/Final-submissions-from-Unions-redacted-2020.07.14.pdf



Published: 13 Aug 2020

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Paul Garrett with Ruby Princess in Port Kembla

 

 

 

The NSW public are being denied vital answers about the Ruby Princess cruise ship debacle, with the limited terms of reference and a refusal to give evidence by federal public servants meaning the findings of the Special Commission of Inquiry will be fundamentally flawed.

 

Commissioner Bret Walker is due to hand down his findings today, but the Maritime Union of Australia has accused the Federal and NSW Government of failing to uphold their commitments to full transparency.



Published: 12 Aug 2020

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The MUA has written to AMSA to request a further extension to the expiry date of seafarer certification due to COVID19. AMSA previously extended seafarer certification expiry between March and October but the MUA has requested this be extended due to the inability for seafarers to travel to colleges to revalidate. 
 
The MUA will advise all seafarers as soon as a response comes from AMSA 
 
See Letter to AMSA Here
 



Published: 7 Aug 2020

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The Australian: Coronavirus: Fly-in offshore workers left high and dry
 

Coronavirus: Fly-in offshore workers left high and dry
The Australian 10:50PM AUGUST 6, 2020 Joe Kelly - GeOFF CHAMBERS 

 



Published: 5 Aug 2020

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General information on the Permitted Worker Scheme
From 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August, workplaces in Melbourne must be closed unless:



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