The National Interest

Western Australia's offshore oil and gas industry wants to use floating LNG technology, so it doesn't have to build its projects onshore. And they want to use foreign crews on ships to build and service these facilities.

The companies are doing this because they want to make greater profits. It is in the interests of their shareholders. It is not in Australia's national interest.

In our current negotiations for wages and conditions, we are campaigning for outcomes that are in the national interest. We want local people to have the opportunity to work on these projects, before foreign crews are considered. We want them to be paid well, so they can spread the benefits of these projects across the economy. And we want rosters that are just a little easier on workers and their families.

If you want the facts about what we are asking for and why, this is the place to get them.

Christy Cain
MUAWA Secretary

Farstad dismissive over family-friendly rosters


18 Nov 14 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 ... read more...


Farstad stoppage to commence Tuesday


17 Nov 14 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 ... read more...


MUA to continue fight for family-friendly rosters


14 Nov 14 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 ... read more...


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