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MUA WANTS FREMANTLE PORT TO STAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, state government, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on September 18, 2019

 

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The Maritime Union of Australia-MUA protested early this morning outside the office of Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk in Fremantle’s Market Street.

The MUA is not at al happy that the state government has been investigating through the Westport Taskforce what the future of Fremantle Port will be, with the preferred option a move to a new port at Kwinana.

The loud protest heard MUA branch secretary Chris Cain warn Simone McGurk that she will be gone at the next election.

The MUA is clearly worried about wharfies losing jobs at an automated new port, but the reality is that even if the state government decides to build a very expensive new port in Cockburn Sound it will take at least 15 years for it to be realised and replace our Freo port.

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FREO MAY DAY AT A GLANCE

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, politics, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 5, 2019

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LOTS OF FREMANTLE MAY DAY PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, politics, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 5, 2019

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The traditional May Day parade marched through Fremantle and what a noisy, colourful and important event it is.

More than 2,000 people, including WA Premier Mark McGowan attended the march while many watched on.

The Maritime Union of Australia diverted from the normal route to pay respect at the Kings Square fountain to Tom Edwards, a port worker who was killed 100 years ago.

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FREMANTLE MAY DAY PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, employment, may day, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 6, 2018

 

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I love the tradition of the MAY DAY parade through the inner city of Fremantle, so took a lot of photos today.

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MAY DAY FESTIVAL IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, employment, may day, Uncategorized, unions by freoview on May 5, 2018

 

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The weather forecast for 90% chance of showers tomorrow does not look good for the MAY DAY festivities and parade.

The parade starts at midday from the Fremantle Esplanade from where it snakes through the inner city. It’s always a good and noisy spectacle to watch the hundreds of unionists with their flags and banners. Workers United….!

There are food and information stalls, live music and activities, so bring a brolly or raincoat and join in anyway!

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FREMANTLE MAY DAY PHOTOS

Posted in fremantle, may day, unions by freoview on May 7, 2017

 

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A great Sunday and a great turnout for today’s traditional yearly May Day event in Fremantle.

It was all about united workers’s rights, protection and solidarity and the Labor and Greens politicians turned up in numbers.

New WA Labor Premier Marl McGowan addressed the unionists, while new Freo Minister Simone McGurk and Federal Labor MP Josh Wilson watched on.

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MAY DAY AND SEA SHEPHERD

Posted in community, environment, fremantle, unions by freoview on May 7, 2017

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The MAY DAY event is being held by the unions on the Fremantle Esplanade today from 10 am to 2 pm with stalls and music and of course the noisy parade through town at midday.

Not far from there in the Fishing Boat Harbour there will be free tours of the new Sea Shepherd vessel Ocean Warrior, so take the kids there and show them how important it is to be engaged and that people power makes a huge difference.

It’s no good to whinge that THEY should be doing something about things when WE can make all the difference!

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FREMANTLE MAY DAY PARADE PHOTOS

Posted in fremantle, may day, unions, western australia by freoview on May 1, 2016

 

Hundreds of unionists marched through the centre of Fremantle at midday today to celebrate May Day.

It is always a colourful and noisy spectacle that reminds us all that it is important to support and protect the rights of workers in our nation, state and cities.

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FREMANTLE MAY DAY PARADE

Posted in fremantle, may day, unions by freoview on May 3, 2015

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There was a massive turn out for the Fremantle annual MAY DAY celebrations with hundreds of unionists and their families and dogs attending the yearly ‘pilgramige’ to the Esplanade.

The colourful parade marched through the centre of Freo and brought traffic to a standstill for a short while, but as always May Day is very well organised, so there were no apparent problems.

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MAY DAY PARADE IN FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, may day, unions by freoview on April 30, 2015

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The annual MAY DAY celebrations and parade will be held in Fremantle again this Sunday on the Esplanade. There will be live music and entertainment, food stalls, a bar, and of course the unionists will march through the city centre at midday, so come and join the fun.

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