Filipino Crewmen Unpaid Since April, in 'Dire' Straits

An Australian trade union accused owners of the bulk carrier AOM Milena of not paying the crew of 21 Filipinos since April and forcing them to live and work in “filthy conditions” where they were also running short of food. The crew’s situation came to light when AOM Milena docked in Gladstone, Australia this week, where it serves an aluminum refinery, reports