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Wharfies strike: more pay, less hours

Posted by: 6PR | 9 October, 2012 - 6:29 PM
Maritime Union of Australia members in Perth are on a four day strike.

Maritime Union of Australia's Perth members have begun a four day strike demanding a change in their rostered arrangements from four days on/four days off to four days on/six days off. They also want a pay increase of 20 per cent over three years. Howard Sattler spoke to MUA WA Secretary Chris Cain and Transport Minister Troy Buswell.

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  • I usually listen to Howard's show on my way home. His views on subjects are interesting , from previous topics he has certinly had lots to say about the Australian refugee policy and refugees coming 'through the back' . Howard has made his views on this very subject very clear, Today he was talking to a caller who was clearly upset about a family who the father came to,Australia on a 457 visa and his 3 adult children who came on 1 year work visas extended to 2 years by doing regional work, unfortunately their visas have now expired and they have to return to the uk.Sad as this is that the family have to split up, but they knew what they were doing when they applied for their visas , it was mentioned that the kids applied to,go to uni but it would cost â?¬40,000 , wel I can assure you it would cost a similar amount to go,to uni in the uk. this family has to take responsibility of their decisions and apply for visas the same way as others have myself included , otherwise isn't it trying to,come in the back door !!

    Valerie Monday 15 October, 2012 - 5:30 PM
  • You have unemployed overthere get rid of the current batch and give their jobs to the unemployed, send the union mouth back to where he came from can't understand him anyway and he talks rubbish if you could understand him surly an Aussie could do a better job than him.

    mick Friday 12 October, 2012 - 3:20 PM
  • â??WOWâ?? Four on, six off, plus twenty percent pay increase over three years. Taking home 80-90 thousand dollars currently and working a 35 hour week â??WOWâ?? I say give it to the wharfies. Iâ??m sorry but I earn twice that amount but work many months longer and living in Perth, we still canâ??t make ends meet. Electricity, Water, Gas, Communications, Insurances and lets no forget that mortgage. We all know thatâ??s only a few of many other bills we have to pay on a monthly basis. Speaking from a Hedonistâ??s point of view, If youâ??re a home owner with a wife and 2.5 kids and a car and youâ??re not shelling out a minimum of $5000 per month on bills.
    Your under insured and youâ??re not eating.

    Alex Wednesday 10 October, 2012 - 5:06 AM

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