The National Interest

Farstad dismissive over family-friendly rosters


The WA Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has slammed offshore marine services company Farstad for dismissing the demand of its workforce for more family-friendly rosters. Almost 300 cooks, stewards and ... Read More


Farstad stoppage to commence Tuesday


Almost 300 maritime workers will stop work tomorrow in support of local jobs, fair wages and family-friendly rosters. The protected industrial action will affect 25 vessels operated by Farstad, one of the 22 companies ... Read More


MUA to continue fight for family-friendly rosters


The WA Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) will continue the fight for family-friendly rosters for more than 300 maritime workers at Farstad. On Sunday, the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) will consider ... Read More


Farstad stoppage focused on family-friendly FIFO rosters


The WA Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has given marine contractor Farstad ten days notice of four consecutive 24-hour stoppages, to commence 4am Saturday 15th November. The action was sanctioned by the Fair ... Read More


Mermaid Marine seeking to cut wages


The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) will commence protected industrial action at Mermaid Marine's Dampier supply base, as negotiations for a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) stall. Last week, the MUA gave Mermaid ... Read More


Royal Commission evidence confirms MUA commitment to local jobs


Industry evidence given at yesterday's Royal Commission hearings into the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has recognised the union's efforts to train Australian workers. The evidence is detailed in witness statements from ... Read More


Parliamentary inquiry must investigate breaches of Gorgon State Agreement


Western Australia (WA)'s four largest construction unions today presented a petition to State Parliament, calling for a Parliamentary inquiry into the performance of Chevron and its suppliers in complying with the Gorgon Gas ... Read More


MUA to petition Parliament over Chevron State Agreement non-compliance


The WA Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUAWA) will present a petition to State Parliament asking the Legislative Council to investigate the performance of Chevron and its suppliers in complying with the Gorgon Gas ... Read More


AMMA blocks MUA attendance at Skilled Migration Conference


Despite sending the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) a written invitation to its upcoming Skilled Migration Conference, the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) has rejected conference registrations from union ... Read More


Mermaid Marine strike deferred as negotiations progress


The Maritime Union of Australia (MUAWA) has deferred strike action at Mermaid Marine's Dampier supply base, in the hope of reaching a negotiated outcome. Last week, the MUAWA gave Mermaid Marine notice that 65 stevedores ... Read More


International speakers to highlight Chevron safety concerns at Perth forum


International speakers will highlight concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a forum hosted in Perth tomorrow. The forum is being hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia (WA Branch) and the International ... Read More


MUA Tidewater action focuses on job security and family friendly rosters


The Maritime Union of Australia has given marine contractor Tidewater seven days notice of a 24-hour stoppage, to commence 4am Monday 16th June, 2014.  The action was sanctioned under a previous ruling by the Fair Work ... Read More


Abbott to open floodgates on foreign workers


The Abbott Government will make it easier for the offshore oil and gas industry to use foreign workers and deprive Australians of jobs in the resources industry. Media reports indicate Assistant Immigration Minister ... Read More


Chevron CEO says unions aren't to blame for delays and blowouts on Gorgon


The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has welcomed news that Chevron CEO John Watson has distanced himself from claims by the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) that the MUA is to blame for delays and blowouts on ... Read More


AMMA must not mislead public at Perth conference


The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has challenged the Australian Mines & Metals Association (AMMA) to not mislead the public over wages and conditions on resources projects, during its Perth conference, which starts ... Read More


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