Solidarity with seafearers in Devonport

MUA and other unions at Caltex's Kurnell refinery on July 20. Photo: Jim McIllroy.

Members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and supporters rallied outside the Caltex Kurnell oil depot on July 20 to support the seafarers on the tanker Alexander Spirit in Devonport Harbour who are campaigning to protect their jobs and conditions.

MUA Sydney branch secretary Paul McAleer, MUA national secretary Paddy Crumlin, Unions NSW secretary Mark Lennon and representatives of the international transport union addressed the protest.

The unionists then marched along the road from the main entrance to the gates of the terminal, chanting "MUA, here to stay", and declaring that they would fight to defend jobs and union rights on Australia's coastal shipping route.