The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) on Thursday gained entry to a Stena Clyde offshore drilling unit about 90km southeast of Warrnambool where two men died on August 27.
But it says it [...]
The Commonwealth has begun legal action against the Maritime Union of Australia and its WA assistant secretary over the distribution of flyers vilifying Fremantle Ports workers as “scabs”.
The ombudsman said Mr Tracey faced penalties of $6600 for each breach and the MUA, which is alleged to have approved of his actions, faced penalties of [...]
From ABC Australia:
Workers who did not take part in industrial action labelled as ‘scabs’
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against the Maritime Union of Australia over the distribution of abusive posters.
The posters labelled workers who did not take part in industrial action as scabs, and were distributed at the Fremantle [...]
After a 19-month standoff, stevedores Patrick has come to an agreement with the Maritime Union of Australia over waterfront workers’ pay and conditions until 2015.
They reached the deal after a series of stop-start strikes on the waterfront, beginning in late 2010.
The resolution came only after the intervention of Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten, [...]
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has agreed to halt a proposed waterfront strike and believes it is making progress in negotiations with stevedoring company Patrick over a new pay deal.
Patrick launched legal action in Fair Work Australia on Friday in a bid to halt planned MUA strikes at ports across Australia over the [...]
More than 30 dockworkers are still missing and the vast majority from the Sendai Shiogama port, their union Zenkowan reports. Eleven union members of the All Japan Checkers Cooperation are still missing, nine members are missing at Japan Cargo Tally Cooperation and 142 public transport workers in Miyagi Kotsu or 10 per [...]
Unions have been unable to contact some port workers at Miyako and Shiogama Sendai terminals. In Miyako both the union and company rooms have been swept away and most of the seawall is under water. In Shiogama Sendai container terminal (see photo) phones and internet are still down, the wharves [...]
Lloyd’s List Daily Commercial News reported yesterday:
Representatives of Patrick and the Maritime Union of Australia will meet for a second day of negotiations today, aimed at resolving a dispute over pay and conditions for bulk and general workers.
A spokesperson for the MUA said talks with Patrick bulk and general resumed in Sydney [...]
Unions and business officials have hit out over claims that Newcastle’s bid for a container terminal was being sabotaged from within the Labor Party.
Maritime Union of Australia Newcastle secretary Jim Boyle said he was infuriated that behind-the-scenes in-fighting was holding back the Hunter’s economic development.
‘‘You just shake your head when you hear about [...]
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