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"Strike Me Pink"
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.
Australia Bush Fire Crisis #bushfirecrisis
Australian shipping is playing an important part in the relief effort following the devastating fires in NSW and Victoria.
Chevron - We Need To Talk
A public forum concerning "Chevron" was hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia (WA Branch) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation ITF.
CSL Melbourne Raid
The Turnbull Government’s attack on workers has seen 50 armed police ordered onto the CSL Melbourne in Newcastle to remove five crew members.
Cyclone Pam Appeal - Vanuatu
Ni-Vanuatu are an optimistic bunch, even in the wake of Cyclone Pam, one of the biggest natural disasters to have struck the South Pacific archipelago. Despite their resilience though, our neighbours need our help.
Down by the docks revisited.
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.
Fighting For Better Seas - International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)
The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is a global union body representing millions of transport workers worldwide.
Funds For Palestine - MUA Youth Action
The MUA Sydney Youth Committee hosted the event on Friday September 9, to help raise awareness about the Palestinian struggle for human rights.
Gayle McLaughlin: Chevron Oil Refinery
International speakers highlighted concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a public meeting attended by over 300 people in Perth, Western Australia.
Gotta LOVE Sydney Ferries
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.
Hands OFF Bob Carnegie
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.
Hugli Spirit Protest
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.
Hutchison Ports Dispute - Brisbane Community Assembly
The Maritime Union of Australia and Hutchison Ports Australia will hold high-level meetings following the company’s unpopular decision to sack close to 100 maritime workers by text message and email.
Hutchison Ports Dispute - Community Support
Sacking an employee by email or text may be technically legal, but a recent move by Hutchison Ports to sack almost 100 workers in Sydney and Brisbane by text and email stands as a warning for other employers on the many risks of following suit.
Hutchison Ports Dispute - Let Us Back In And Work
Hutchison Ports Dispute - Let Us Back In And Work. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Film Unit.
International Women's Day 2017
Thousands of women come together for the annual "International Women’s Day March" in Sydney.
ITF To The Rescue - Grand Victoria
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.
Killed At Work - In Memory of Anthony Attard
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.
May Day Cuba 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.
May Day March 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.
May Day Sydney 2017
This year's May Day celebration marked 125 years since Australia's first May Day March held in 1891 by striking shearers at Barcaldine in Queensland.
Merchant Mariners Memorial
Merchant Mariners Memorial Service held at Newcastle.
MUA Rising - Hutchison Protest
Hutchison’s Ports Protest Rally was a tremendous event with workers from all sectors of the industry, community members, politicians, and a host of out fraternal unions taking the fight up to Hutchison's doors at Port Botany.
National Stevedoring Code Of Practice (NSCOP) - Fight To Survive
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.
PWCS Members Take Action
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.
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.
Save Our Sydney Ferries Campaign
A NSW State Government Report recommends the privatisation of the Sydney Ferry Service - Keep our Sydney Ferries safe in public hands.
Shame BHP Shame
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.
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.
Sydney Ferries - Safe In Public Hands - No Privatisation
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.
Sydney Ferries Demonstration
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 Protest - Balmain
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.
Trade Union Royal Commission - Paddy Crumlin Speaks
The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions.
Transport Unions Federation (T.U.F) Protest Rally
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.
Transport Workers Unite - UPS Protest, Sydney
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.
Vale Bob Crow
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.
Vale Rex Munn
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.
Viva Timor Leste
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.
Vodafone Australia Big Little Protest
Vodafone Australia Big Little Protest - Maritime Union of Australia (MUA).
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