For those following the struggle of Australian maritime workers to maintain control of jobs in their own coastal waters, we’re offering a collection of news items to bring you up to date. Supporters continue to stand by workers in the latest flashpoint in the battle — the removal of Aussie crew from the tanker Alexander Spirit in order to replace them with cheap foreign workers. Seafarers who stand to lose their jobs are in a tough spot. Aside from the solidarity we all feel for workers on both sides of this nasty corporate and political manoeuvre, we also have an important stake in this anti-cabotage trend that our own prime minister is bringing to Canadian shores.
For now, catch up on Australia.