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  • 8 May 2017

    Maritime Union of Australia is taking Farstad, an offshore support vessel owner, to Fair Work Commission, Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal, over the latter’s announcement it will lay off 80 workers. The union alleges that Farstad is retaliating for the MUA’s decision not to accept Farstad’s non-union agreement for its members working for Farstad. „…after […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Maritime Union of Australia is taking its fight with Hong Kong-based logistics operator Hutchison Ports Australia to the Federal Court after almost 100 workers were sacked by emails and text messages in the midnight hours of August 6. The MUA claims Hutchison breached its enterprise agreement with its workers on two grounds: lacking of adequate consultation with […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Unions from across New South Wales (NSW) will join the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) march in Sydney today, calling on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to back Australian workers in the dispute between container terminal operator Dubai Ports World and its workforce, MUA said in a release. MUA is concerned that DP World may strip […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Australia’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ordered talks over the next two days over the future of the product tanker Tandara Spirit, according to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA). The fuel tanker, owned by Teekay and operated by Viva Energy Australia sits idle in Melbourne for 5 days as the crew protests over the company’s decision to remove the […]

  • 4 September 2014

    Two WA Labor Senators have vocalised their support for the MUA and International Transport Workers’ Federation campaign to get oil and gas giant Chevron to do the right thing. In the past week both Senators Sue Lines and Glenn Sterle have spoken out about Chevron’s mismanagement on the Gorgon project. MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have urged terminal operator Dubai Ports World to get back to the negotiating table for a new enterprise bargaining agreement, MUA said. The MUA launched protected industrial action at DP World terminals yesterday, amid failure to reach a satisfactory bargaining agreement. According to […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Maritime Union of Australia is taking its fight with Hong Kong-based logistics operator Hutchison Ports Australia to the Federal Court after almost 100 workers were sacked by emails and text messages in the midnight hours of August 6. The MUA claims Hutchison breached its enterprise agreement with its workers on two grounds: lacking of adequate consultation with […]

  • 3 December 2010
    Business & Finance

    An inspection of Gorgon contractor Boskalis and their cranes and rigging equipment by the Gorgon Project manager Kellogg Joint Venture (KJV) has identified significant areas of concerns, MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said today. Mr Crumlin said if the issues identified were not addressed then Gorgon Project manager KJV have said that they will have […]

  • 21 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    The MUA has welcomed the decision by BHP Billiton to charter the Lowlands Brilliance as the replacement for the Lowlands Prosperity. The crew was informed today via an email from Teekay Shipping (Australia) Managing Director David Parmeter to the Master of the vessel. “I am pleased to advise that we now have confirmation from BHP […]

  • 13 May 2015

    An International Transport Workers’ Federation Conference in Perth, Australia, on Monday declared Barrow Island, where Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project is located, a “port of convenience”.

  • 13 May 2015

    An International Transport Workers’ Federation Conference in Perth, Australia, on Monday declared Barrow Island, where Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project is located, a “port of convenience”.

  • 30 September 2019

    Workers are protesting a port decision to prevent them from driving a new unloading crane.

  • 30 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) is about to lay off almost half of its waterfront workforce at Port Botany and Brisbane, Australia as it pushes forward with automation plans. Namely, according to the Maritime Union Australia (MUA), HPA is said to be planning to cut 97 out of 224 jobs – more than 40% of its workforce […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) is about to lay off almost half of its waterfront workforce at Port Botany and Brisbane, Australia as it pushes forward with automation plans. Namely, according to the Maritime Union Australia (MUA), HPA is said to be planning to cut 97 out of 224 jobs – more than 40% of its workforce […]

  • 13 July 2015

    The fuel tanker Alexander Spirit is scheduled to depart from Devonport, north-west Tasmania, to Singapore on Tuesday. The protesting 36 crew members of the fuel tanker were supposed to set sail today, however the departure was pushed back for tomorrow following meetings between the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the ship’s operator Teekay, ABC News […]

  • 13 July 2015

    The fuel tanker Alexander Spirit is scheduled to depart from Devonport, north-west Tasmania, to Singapore on Tuesday. The protesting 36 crew members of the fuel tanker were supposed to set sail today, however the departure was pushed back for tomorrow following meetings between the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the ship’s operator Teekay, ABC News […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is working with Canadian Steamship Lines (CSL) to transfer the crew of the 1981-built bulk carrier CSL Thevenard to one of two CSL ships. MUA, led by National Secretary Paddy Crumlin, has met with CSL on two occasions in Australia and will proceed to another meeting with Louis Martel, the […]

  • 25 August 2014

    The case of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) that the Australian Government had acted contrary to its powers in making a Determination that overrides the Offshore Resources Act was heard last week in the Federal Court in front of Justice Buchanan. He has reserved his decision, on which […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Maritime Union of Australia passes on with great sadness the news that an MUA member  has been crushed to death on board a ship at the Toll Shipping facility in Port Melbourne.  The deceased Anthony Attard was helping load cargo onto the Tasmanian at about 1.45 PM on Tuesday when the incident occurred. Ambulance Victoria said they […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dockworkers at Hutchison Ports Australia have continued picketing ports in Sydney and Brisbane in protest against the company’s sacking of almost 100 workers via email last week, despite an order to cease by Australia’s Fair Work Commission. The Fair Work Commission found the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared to be behind the industrial campaign, and ordered it […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dockworkers at Hutchison Ports Australia have continued picketing ports in Sydney and Brisbane in protest against the company’s sacking of almost 100 workers via email last week, despite an order to cease by Australia’s Fair Work Commission. The Fair Work Commission found the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared to be behind the industrial campaign, and ordered it […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Towage company Svitzer is preparing to ship out two of its tug boats contaminated with potentially deadly asbestos from Newcastle this week. The two tugs were removed from service in February after one of the Chinese-built vessels was found to contain asbestos. The Australian crews of The Warrego and The Warrunda first raised the alarm several […]