The National Interest

ITF briefs New York investors to highlight Chevron concerns


The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is today holding an investor briefing with United States Stock Exchange analysts in New York to explain why energy giant Chevron’s Gorgon project in ... Read More


AMMA continues to mislead public over MUA


The Australian Mines & Metals Association (AMMA) continues to mislead the community about the actions of the Maritime Union of Australia and its negotiations over a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) for maritime ... Read More


AMMA undemocratic in opposing Tidewater industrial action


The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has branded the Australian Mines & Metals Association (AMMA) undemocratic in its opposition to industrial action planned for next week. This week, the MUA gave marine services ... Read More


MUA members to walk off the job


Maritime Union of Australia members who work for the marine contractor Tidewater will walk off the job from 4am Tuesday 27th May. The 48 hour action was sanctioned by the Fair Work Commission after Enterprise Bargaining ... Read More


AMMA must put up or shut up after Senate inquiry submission


The Maritime Union of Australia has called on the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) to provide firm evidence that cooks and cleaners in the offshore oil and gas industry are earning hundreds of thousands of ... Read More


MUA rejects claims it's holding WA to ransom


The Maritime Union of Australia in WA has rejected claims it's holding the state to ransom in its EBA negotiations with tugboat company Teekay. The MUA represents deckhands who work for Teekay, which is contracted by BHP ... Read More


MUA sick of industry lies about workers' wages


The Maritime Union of Australia said today it was sick of the oil and gas industry pedaling blatant lies about the wages of maritime workers. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association claimed that cooks ... Read More


MUA to take industrial action to protect local jobs


The Maritime Union of Australia has notified marine contractor Tidewater, that it intends to take 48 hours of protected industrial action, commencing on Friday 28th February. Tidewater is one of 22 companies servicing the ... Read More


MUA accepts Tidewater wage offer


The Maritime Union of Australia has agreed to accept the 16.5% wage offer over four years from marine contractor Tidewater, as part of its EBA negotiations. The current EBA expired on the 31st July 2013, but the MUA has been ... Read More


Offshore oil and gas industry must commit to local jobs


In our negotiations over a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) for maritime workers in the offshore oil and gas industry, the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) refuses to commit to local jobs. The MUA has ... Read More


MUA rejects strike action claim


The Maritime Union in WA has rejected a claim by the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) that it's threatening to strike over ongoing wage negotiations. In fact, the MUA has reduced its pay claim and applied to ... Read More


Workers not to blame for Gorgon cost blowouts


Workers are not to blame for the repeated blowouts in the cost of Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project. The company estimated in 2009 the project would cost $US37 billion and that was revised to $52 billion a year ago.  ... Read More


Fair Work Australia grants MUA industrial action ballot


The Maritime Union of Australia has been granted permission to put a ballot to its members to take industrial action, after EBA negotiations with marine contractor Tidewater stalled. The EBA expired on the 31st July 2013, ... Read More


MUA slams oil and gas industry demand for 10 per cent pay cut


The Maritime Union of Australia has slammed a demand by the oil and gas industry that many offshore workers take a 10 per cent pay cut. The cut was proposed by industry representative group, the Australian Mines and Metals ... Read More


MUA lodges application for industrial action ballot


The Maritime Union of Australia has lodged an application with Fair Work Australia for a protected action ballot of its members at marine contractor Tidewater. Tidewater is one of the 22 companies currently servicing Western ... Read More


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