The waterfront dispute of the late 1990s changed practices at ports nationwide. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Union of convenience may be a step too far

It is remarkable that the same hue of government responsible for efforts to destroy the Maritime Union of Australia in the 1998 waterfront dispute has allowed a merger of that organisation with another of the nation’s most thuggish labour groups.


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