The Maritime Union of Australia and the International Transport Workers’ Federation condemn the brutal treatment of more than 15,000 international crew from more than 50 nationalities engaged in the cruise ship industry in Australian waters.
Last week, the union and the federation wrote to Prime Minister Morrison asking for the same level of cooperation that industry unions and government have engaged in across Australia in response to this terrible pandemic.
We had asked for leadership and humanitarian response to stranded seafarers drifting around the Australian coast.
Instead, Morrison reverts to type and has ordered all ships to leave Australian waters without any regard for the health, safety, dignity, or for the future safety of 15,000 international workers.
Ordering flag of convenience ships back to their home ports demonstrates no understanding of the industry and sets a fully crewed flotilla adrift at the worst possible time.
The Morrison Government’s reckless and heartless treatment of international workers will put the safety of Australian cruise ship workers at risk in other countries.
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