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We take the next step in our strategic partnership with AIMPE by timetabling the implementation of office-sharing arrangements in Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney. Also the major employer of AMOU members – Svitzer; signals the need for a new and hopefully less adversarial way to communicate with us. Click Here to view the report...

2017-2018 Financial Year results have triggered significant decisions by the AMOU Executive Council to change our accounting advice provider and to move our investments from a portfolio management structure to a diversified indexed fund. Updated AGM details are communicated to members and updates on the myriad enterprise agreement negotiations and settlements are provided to members. Click Here to view the report...

Exciting job opportunities in the government defence sector are discussed along with an update on our Don’t Abandon Australian Shipping campaign, the process involved in trying to achieve our closer cooperation with AIMPE under the Nautilus Federation Australia banner, concerns regarding some of the membership’s perception of AMOU decision-making institutions and some of the tougher decisions your Executive Council has had to make and the state of play with the negotiations to retain the four North...

This Industrial Report deals with the AMOU website facelift, the substantive launch of our new Don’t Abandon Australian Shipping campaign and the accompanying and necessary membership engagement in the campaign, the commencement of renovations to the AMOU Fremantle Office and the demoralising and unnecessary return of the designation Ship’s Master to the Combined current list of eligible skilled occupations. Click Here to view the report...

The fallout from the simultaneous resignation of the Sydney administration and finance staff is discussed in terms of the opportunities presented for a more streamlined structure and operation. Maximisation of the potential benefits to be provided for AMOU deck officers and trainees by the INPEX training fund are also traversed as well reports on the highly successful ship visiting programme run out of the West and the commencement of the landmark enterprise agreement negotiations with the...

The President and Executive Council hereby give notice for the upcoming AMOU 2018 Annual General Meetings for the Wednesday 27 June and Thursday 28 June 2018. For the full agenda and procedures, please download here. Also available for download is the AMOU 2017 Financial Report. Letter to members Financial Report...

We are pleased to announce that our new website is now live! The site has been designed with the new, updated and more professional AMOU brand and logo. Here are just some of the features we’d like to highlight: It is much easier to use across desktop, mobile devices and tablets Access the members section for workplace specific information – Agreements, reports, legal liability insurance, advice and workplace information Browse all the events and meetings happening at the AMOU Check out the training section, for...

Dear Members, Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017 In September last year Darren Chester the then Minister for Infrastructure and Transport introduced into the Federal Parliament the above Bill.  I commented at the time that this latest attempt by the Government to amend our coastal trading laws would not put one extra Australian ship on our coast or lead to one additional job for Australian mariners. Over the New Year break Minister Chester was dumped and replaced...

It is with profound sadness that we report the death of Thomas Martin North on 18 December 2017 in Hobart following a long battle with cancer. He was most recently Harbour Master Geraldton. Martin joined the Merchant Service Guild of Australia on 9 January 1980 and retained his AMOU membership until his passing. Our sincerest condolences have been expressed to Martin's wife Jeanette, daughter Jennifer and son Tim. Martin was born in Geraldton on 25 April 1954. He...