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Not Only The Need (1957)
— March 10, 2011
This sponsored film made for the Australian Council of Trade Unions proposes a Commonwealth solution to the housing problems facing families living in inner-city slums. It contrasts crowded and dilapidated city tenements with better homes in the suburbs, illustrates the financial considerations of families deciding to build a home and features highlights from the 1957 NSW People’s Housing Conference.
Viva Timor Leste
— January 18, 2009
In February 2008 Union Representatives from Australia, Indonesia, Norway and New Zealand attended the 5th Anniversary Conference of the Maritime and Transport Union of East Timor (UMTTL) in Dili.
Save Our Sydney Ferries Campaign
— January 22, 2009
A NSW State Government Report recommends the privatisation of the Sydney Ferry Service - Keep our Sydney Ferries safe in public hands.
Sydney Ferries Demonstration
— February 16, 2009
Bass and Flinders have slashed the wages and conditions of their workers. The company has refused to negotiate with the union even after the MUA has recognised the company's right to operate and has agreed to establish terms and conditions suitable for the specific needs of the enterprise. Bass and Flinders have used old WorkChoices laws, rejected by the community at the last election to slash base wages by 25%; they have also cut leave by 20% on base minimum standards. We ask for the support for the workers who are simply asking for their rights at work to be protected.
Sydney Ferries - Safe In Public Hands - No Privatisation
— March 24, 2009
The iconic Sydney Ferry Service is under threat of privatisation by the N.S.W Labor Government. In response to this threat "The Balmain Ukulele Club" has written and performed a jingle to highlight the perils of privatisation.
May Day Cuba 2009
— June 02, 2009
MUA officials, rank and file wharfies, seafarers, women, youth and veterans from around Australia were among workers from 58 countries to meet in Cuba for the May Day Celebrations, the 50th Anniversary of the Revolution and 70th anniversary of the organised trade union movement, this month. Two hundred trade unions from around the globe were represented in addition to over 700 delegates from solidarity movements.
ITF To The Rescue - Grand Victoria
— June 15, 2009
Filipino crew on board the Singapore flag of convenience bulk carrier Grand Victoria loading coal in the port of Newcastle have won US$170,000 in back pay owing after intervention from the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) Australia. The cash payment of US $100,000 was personally made to 19 crew members, with confirmation that a further $70,000 owing in family allotments has been paid into their home bank accounts. The company also signed an ITF agreement giving the crew a pay rise and better working conditions on board.
Merchant Mariners Memorial
— June 28, 2009
Merchant Mariners Memorial Service held at Newcastle.
Transport Unions Federation (T.U.F) Protest Rally
— June 30, 2009
Unionist, activists and members of the community rallied together at Central Station in Sydney to voice their opposition to the New South Wales (NSW) Government's relentless push to reduce public services throughout the New South Wales transport network. Speakers from the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTB) and Transport Workers Union (TWU) were proud to announce their ongoing commitment to raise the standards of public services in the transport sector. The Maritime Union Association, Rail Tram Bus Union and Transport Worker's Union have come together to form the alliance T.U.F (Transport Unions Federation) to combat the State Governments plans of slashing public services.
Gotta LOVE Sydney Ferries
— August 27, 2009
A coalition of unions, activists and community groups has launched a new campaign to keep Sydney's famous green and gold ferries safe in public hands.
— September 08, 2009
More than 200 wharfies at Port Botany are sacrificing hours and pay to save the jobs of casual workers after a sharp drop in container traffic.
"Strike Me Pink"
— September 24, 2009
More than 400 Sydney wharfies at the Patrick Terminal at Port Botany were today kitted out in new hot pink hard hats bearing the McGrath Foundation logo, proving once and for all that real men do wear pink.
Sydney Ferries Protest - Balmain
— October 28, 2009
More than 200 residents, workers and activists rallied today alongside East Balmain Wharf to protest against the State Governments plan to sell off the iconic Sydney Ferry Service. Speakers included the legendary Green Bans campaigner of the 70's Mr Jack Mundey along with Greens MP Lee Rhiannon and Maritime Union Assistant Branch Secretary, Paul Garrett coordinating the event.
Shame BHP Shame
— May 17, 2010
Over 200 union members gathered outside the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) this morning, where MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said unions worked to help set up the billion-dollar facility and the non-union agreement is a slap in the face to Newcastle workers.
Transport Workers Unite - UPS Protest, Sydney
— September 03, 2010
The Australian Transport Union Federation (ATUF) held a protest outside the UPS depot in Botany to support and ITF international day of action against the company after it intimidated and sacked workers in Turkey.
Young Maritime Workers Conference
— December 14, 2010
Over 70 delegates from branches around Australia and delegates from MUNZ, RMTU and EPMU are meeting over the next three days to formulate MUA policy and plans for the future years actions. The theme for this years conference is "Know the past, own the Future".
White Ribbon Day 2010
— November 26, 2010
Transport Union Federation representatives swear to take a stand on White Ribbon Day.
Fighting For Better Seas - International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)
— October 22, 2012
The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is a global union body representing millions of transport workers worldwide.
Hands OFF Bob Carnegie
— February 18, 2013
The support for Bob Carnegie has swept Australia, from coast to coast. Now, the International Trade Union Confederation has made it clear that the global trade union movement will back up the community support for Bob Carnegie.
Women In Male Dominated Occupations & Industries (WIMDOI) Conference 2012)
— November 21, 2012
The Women In Male Dominated Occupations & Industries (WIMDOI) Conference 2012, hosted by the ACTU, was held in Adelaide on Wednesday 7 - Friday 9 November.
WWF Film News No.1 (1956)
— March 08, 2011
While Australian commercial newsreels depicted the Royal visit and the Redex Car Trial, and ran stories such as New Guinea: Fuzzy Wuzzies Produce Timber For The World, the WWFFU made an episode of their own newsreel on the Margins Dispute. It was, it's narration said, "a campaign to put the real facts before the people". The strike ran from 23rd January until the 14th February 1956, and the newsreel was screened from early that year. In the Kombi van, the Film Unit, went out from the Sydney Branch to the suburbs, to Newcastle, Wollongong and Port Kembla, and then went down to the Melbourne Branch.
Vale Rex Munn
— November 26, 2012
Rex Munn aged 84 was affectionately known as "The Singing Socialist". Rex was a legend of the Labour Movement in South Australia, the President of the MUA Retired Veterans Committee, a wharfie of 36 years culminating in his election as Vigilance officer of the WWF in Port Adelaide leading to his retirement in 1987.
May Day March 2011
— July 05, 2011
May Day is a celebration of International Workers Solidarity - a time to come together and celebrate our unity. George Gotsis is best remembered as the Godfather of May Day - keeping it alive for the past five decades.
Click Goes The Shears (1956)
— March 08, 2011
Click Goes The Shears was the second and last the be made in the Link - "Land of Australia" series. It runs for 3 mins and is shot in colour. The artist were Harry Reade and Clem Millward, and the film was produced with the technique of static colour drawings and celluloid moveable frames. The song is sung by Cedric McLaughlin and the Link Singers. The film is quite simple with very little animation. The Sydney University Film Group screened it in 1958 as did the group from within the Melbourne Film Society.
Land of Australia (1956)
— March 05, 2011
The Waterside Workers’ Federation Film Unit operated in Sydney from 1953 to 1958, making films that gave voice to the workers’ point of view during this period of intense conservatism and anti-communist feeling.
National Stevedoring Code Of Practice (NSCOP) - Fight To Survive
— October 25, 2012
The employers cynically and disingenuously attempted to bomb NSCOP with their "industry paper", submitted to SWA, one day after the death of Newcastle wharfie Greg Fitzgibbon on September 23.
Down by the docks revisited.
— December 13, 2007
Back in 1997 Howard’s 1st step on the road to “Work Choices” was to support Patrick Corporation in its attempt to remove unions representation from Australia’s wharves. That action supported by the Australian Farmers Federation included the training of para-military mercenaries to forcefully take the jobs of unionists. Eventually the actions where defeated by the union in court. Prior to the last election Howard’s team revisited the issue creating an ad with a unique view on history.
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