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  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance

     Stevedoring company Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) today inked a new agreement to extend negotiations until November 16 as they continue conciliation proceedings in the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The extension follows a six-week negotiation process of the two parties following the sacking of 97 wharfies last August. The layoffs were prevented […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling on the Australian government to improve labour regulations after the Federal Court found two Fijian workers had been exploited. Two men who were brought to Australia on the proviso of training were found by the court to be employees, not trainees, of Sydney-based Devine Marine Group, ITF […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance

     Stevedoring company Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) today inked a new agreement to extend negotiations until November 16 as they continue conciliation proceedings in the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The extension follows a six-week negotiation process of the two parties following the sacking of 97 wharfies last August. The layoffs were prevented […]

  • 6 October 2007

    Rescue teams using a remote camera have located the body of a worker, who died at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal site in Pembrokeshire. The sub-contractor was working on a maintenance platform, alongside a jetty at Milford Haven port, when it collapsed at 1500 BST on Saturday.

  • 2 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Senior officers aboard Eimskip vessels have postponed their announced strike until mid February having reached a collective agreement with Eimskip on Monday night. The strike has been put on hold to allow for the workers’ unions to vote on the proposed new agreement. Up to 100 workers were threatening to strike having been unable to hash […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Chinese shipbuilder Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (Sinopacific) has denied media reports on unpaid wages to its shipyard workers that emerged following a workers’ rally in front of one of its subsidiaries Sinopacific Dayang Shipyard (Dayang). “Sinopacific has noted that certain rumors based on inaccurate and unverified information have been reported as fact,” the shipyard said adding […]

  • 15 July 2015

    A fatal accident involving a crew member occurred on board anchor handling supply vessel (AHTS) Skandi Pacific, on Tuesday, some 166 km NW of Karartha, West Australian Coast. “DOF Management can confirm there has been a fatal incident on board the Skandi Pacific today, July 14th, 2015 at 5.30am AWST, 175 Kilometers off the West Australian […]

  • 15 July 2015

    A fatal accident involving a crew member occurred on board anchor handling supply vessel (AHTS) Skandi Pacific, on Tuesday, some 166 km NW of Karartha, West Australian Coast. “DOF Management can confirm there has been a fatal incident on board the Skandi Pacific today, July 14th, 2015 at 5.30am AWST, 175 Kilometers off the West Australian […]

  • 27 March 2017

    Six offshore workers were exposed to radiation during work on an EnQuest-operated platform in the UK North Sea. According to Unite, a UK maritime and offshore workers’ union, six Wood Group workers claim they were put at risk by the potentially dangerous particles while carrying out maintenance work on the Thistle offshore platform last December. […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has negotiated a tentative agreement in this year’s protracted wage talks with its unionized workers, according to local media. The company and its workers agreed to freeze the base pay of yard employees and distribute a 100 percent bonus increase, plus an additional USD 1,283 (KRW 1.5 million). The 2015 saw HHI’s […]

  • 6 September 2016

    Australian maritime workers’ unions have won a legal battle against the determination made by Ministry for Immigration and Border Protection in 2015 negating certain visa requirements for non-citizens engaged in the offshore resources industry. The unions saw the minister’s move as an attack on local workforce, fearing that immigrant workers would take their jobs in […]

  • 10 June 2015

    Some 50% of crews working on offshore support vessels are willing to compromise safety rather than say ‘no’ to clients or senior management, while nearly 80% believe commercial pressures could influence the safety of their working practices. The chilling findings, released to coincide with this week’s International Maritime Organization Maritime Safety Committee meeting, come from […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Exploration & Production

    BSEE and the U.S. Coast Guard have begun an investigation into a worker fatality aboard the Petrobras 10000 drillship in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Chinese shipbuilder Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (Sinopacific) has denied media reports on unpaid wages to its shipyard workers that emerged following a workers’ rally in front of one of its subsidiaries Sinopacific Dayang Shipyard (Dayang). “Sinopacific has noted that certain rumors based on inaccurate and unverified information have been reported as fact,” the shipyard said adding […]

  • 4 August 2017

    Bechtel’s worksite manager at Chevron’s Whetstone LNG project has come under fire for alleged bullying on multiple occasions. 

  • 17 July 2006

    SS Nomadic’s triumphant return to Belfast was thrown into disarray last night following the death of a Harland and Wolff worker who had been helping to bring her to the Odyssey Arena. Hundreds of well-wishers lining the quay listened in silence as Social Development Minister David Hanson revealed that the Nomadic would not go on […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    GMB, the UK union for energy workers, has commented on the announcement of the construction start early next year for the £1.3 billion Rampion offshore wind farm, urging the government and industry to push for more UK content on the project. Gary Smith, GMB National Secretary for energy, said: “Unless Government insists on guarantees on local […]

  • 14 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Cochin Shipyard’s unionized workers are protesting the proposed initial public offering (IPO) which would see Indian government relinquish its stake in the shipyard in order to raise funds for infrastructure expansion, The Hindu reports. According to the workers, if the government of India does not change its mind about the sale, they would stage an indefinite strike. […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Two workers were killed in an explosion on Wednesday, August 26, at a fuel-unloading terminal used by a unit of Brazil’s oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the state-run company informed. The heating unit is used to raise the temperature of bunker fuel facilitating its loading to ocean-going ships. The two workers, employed by Petrobras Distribuidora, […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Two workers were killed in an explosion on Wednesday, August 26, at a fuel-unloading terminal used by a unit of Brazil’s oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the state-run company informed. The heating unit is used to raise the temperature of bunker fuel facilitating its loading to ocean-going ships. The two workers, employed by Petrobras Distribuidora, […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Exploration & Production

    Workers at the Hibernia offshore oil platform in Canada, represented by Unifor, have voted to accept a new collective agreement with their employer. According to Unifor, the new agreement includes improvements in wages, benefits and working conditions including for temporary employees. It was accepted by a margin of 58% and will expire on June 30, […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Shipowners Association (ASA) has urged the Abbott Government to be careful in its consideration of the Productivity Commission Report into Tasmanian shipping and freight.   The retention of the Tasmanian Freight and Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Schemes is a sensible decision that has been well received by ASA. But there are still […]