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MUA: Militant unions set to rock boat says Howard government minister Peter Reith

Reith tried — and failed — to undermine the Maritime Union of Australia when he was Australia's Workplace Relations Minister in 1998.

Australian businesses will be forced to deal increasingly with militant unionists this year as the individual contracts of their employees expire and unions exploit generous right-of-entry clauses in Labor’s Fair Work Act.



Nigeria to computerise seaports within four months

Nigerian Ports Authority is to computerise the activities of the nation’s sea pots between February and June, 2011.

The collaboration between the Nigerian Government and the United States of America Trade and Development (USTDA), is designed to address both the long and short term information technology requirements at all levels both within the organisation […]


Saint John Port, longshoremen agree on new contract

Local 273 of the International Longshoremen’s Association and the Port of Saint John Employers Association have agreed on a new four-year collective agreement.

The agreement calls for a wage increase of 6.1 per cent for employees over the term of the agreement as well as an eight per cent increase toward pension and welfare contributions […]