Seven thousand Transport Workers Union delivery drivers took 24-hour strike action on August 27 after talks between the union and Toll collapsed. Alex Salmon reports.
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)
After three years of tough negotiations, the Maritime Union of Australia won wage rises, domestic violence leave, protections against automation job losses and more, Jim McIlroy reports.
Maritime Union of Australia national secretary Christy Cain addressed a protest demanding that Svitzer Australia reinstate tug boat crews who were replaced by labour hire.
Waterfront workers are calling on Caltex to suspend services with Ports and Harbour Services which has employed non-union labour, reports Jim McIlroy.
A special inquiry into the Ruby Princess debacle has found authorities made “serious mistakes”, some even “inexcusable”. However, as Jim McIlroy reports, it did not recommend any action be taken against them.
Maritime Union of Australia national safety and training officer Jake Field speaks about the day workers commemorate the lives of their workmates, loved ones and friends who have been tragically killed or injured at work.
Ruby Princess crew members are still aboard the virus-ridden ship, reports Jim McIlroy, but the Maritime Union of Australia is fighting for their rights.
More than 60 vehicles joined a car convoy on April 9 to demand the federal government give all workers a living wage as part of its COVID-19 stimulus package, report Rachel Evans and Jim McIlroy.
Wharfies at the DP World terminal in Melbourne were stood down after refusing to unload a container vessel on quarantine grounds. Kerry Smith reports the Maritime Union of Australia is campaigning to protect the workforce and community.
Negotiations over a new enterprise agreement at stevedoring company DP World have turned bitter.
Trade unionists and community activists converged at the DP World container terminal on Swanson Dock, West Melbourne, on July 12 to support the 600 Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) members midway through their four-day strike action.
Up to 2000 waterfront workers at DP World container terminals across Australia have gone on strike to oppose the multinational company’s attacks on working conditions.
Crew members on the Manly Fast Ferries service between Circular Quay and Manly Harbour went on strike on April 3 for the second time as part of their ongoing campaign for improved wages and conditions.
Twelve months ago socialists from several different groups and backgrounds came together to see if they could get the first socialist elected to an Australian parliament in more 70 years.
In the very early hours of Sunday, July 29, the federal government carried out a highly secretive transport of spent nuclear fuel. Helicopters and hundreds of police accompanied trucks from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology’s reactor at Lucas Heights to Port Kembla in New South Wales.
The Sydney University branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) held a forum on campus on June 13 to discuss how to organise to rewin the right to strike.
Professor John Buchanan, from the University of Sydney Business School, told the forum: "The current Fair Work Act (FWA), introduced by the previous Labor government, is the second worst industrial relations legislation in Australian history, after John Howard's Work Choices.