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Day of the Seafarer
— July 02, 2015
Day of the Seafarer - The International Day of the Seafarer is an official day of observance by the United Nations, marked annually on 25 June.
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.
— August 15, 2013
Viva Timor Leste
— January 17, 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 21, 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 29, 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.
— May 06, 2014
On the 20th of June 2014 at 5 pm six of us Pleb’s will be challenging Pro’s and Personalities, Various Fitness Groups and YOU the community for 24 hours continuously on a treadmill with the hope to raise as much money and awareness for suicide prevention. We hope to gather as much support from our local community as well as support from Suicide Prevention Australia we hope to find the way to make suicide prevention everybody’s business.
Vodafone Australia Big Little Protest
— August 29, 2015
Vodafone Australia Big Little Protest - Maritime Union of Australia (MUA).
PWCS Members Take Action
— April 04, 2014
Maritime Union of Australia members are poised to launch protected industrial action against Rio Tinto's subsidiary Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) in Newcastle after an impasse in negotiation because of the company's strident anti-union posture.
Vale Bob Crow
— March 30, 2014
Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary Paddy Crumlin has described Bob Crow as a true internationalist who encouraged trade unionists, civil rights advocates and politically progressive people in every field of endeavour.
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.
Funds For Palestine - MUA Youth Action
— December 03, 2016
The MUA Sydney Youth Committee hosted the event on Friday September 9, to help raise awareness about the Palestinian struggle for human rights.
CSL Melbourne Raid
— February 16, 2016
The Turnbull Government’s attack on workers has seen 50 armed police ordered onto the CSL Melbourne in Newcastle to remove five crew members.
National Stevedoring Code Of Practice - Sign On NOW
Jamie McMechan MUA
— August 20, 2013
National Stevedoring Code Of Practice NSCOP - Maritime Union Of Australia MUA http://nscop4life.org.au/ SIGN ON NOW
Chevron - We Need To Talk
— October 14, 2014
A public forum concerning "Chevron" was hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia (WA Branch) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation ITF.
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.
Hugli Spirit Protest
— January 28, 2015
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is angry to see the final voyage of the Hugli Spirit, with 36 Australian crew on board. The crew agreed to sail the vessel on Monday morning, after a tense 24 hour standoff, ahead of scheduled high level meetings between the union and Teekay to discuss Temporary Licence cargo and the possibility of that cargo being carried by the Hugli Spirit or a replacement vessel.
Killed At Work - In Memory of Anthony Attard
— April 30, 2015
When Anthony’s comrade and colleague, Warren Nugent, took the microphone and delivered his heart wrenching account of the tragic day, silence descended upon the conference room.
Banners Held High (1953)
— January 15, 2014
Banners Held High was made by the Waterside Workers’ Federation Film Unit for the May Day Committee of the New South Wales Trades and Labour Council (TLC).
— January 09, 2014
Wharfies is a fifty-two minute chronological film history of the Waterside Workers’ Federation of Australia from its formation in 1902 in the primitive days of hard, physical, exploited labour, to the mechanised, computerised present.
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.
Trade Union Royal Commission - Paddy Crumlin Speaks
— October 07, 2014
The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions.
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 07, 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 04, 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.
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