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MUA Women Speak
Maritime Union Women articulate the issues facing female workers in their workplaces around the country. Issues such as, bullying, sex harassment and intimidation are raised. In addition, female workplace delegates express their views on why its so important to be active and involved in the union.
Not Only The Need (1957)
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.
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 - 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.
John Pilger Talks Privatisation
Award winning author, journalist and documentary film-maker John Pilger gives an insightful account of the perils of privatisation threatening Sydney's Ferry Service
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.
Merchant Mariners Memorial
Merchant Mariners Memorial Service held at Newcastle.
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.
The Official Re-naming Of "The Hungry Mile"
The Hungry Mile, the name harbourside workers gave to the docklands area of Darling Harbour East, in Sydney, during the Great Depression, has been formally re-named to ensure its link to history lasts forever. The name became an official part of Sydney in a joint ceremony with Premier Nathan Rees, Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Lands Minister Tony Kelly and The Maritime Union of Australia Secretary Paddy Crumlin.
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.
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.
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.
Gordon Horn - An Inspiration
Veteran Maritime Union member and life long political activist Gordon Horn addresses the Young Maritime Workers Conference 2009 held in Brisbane. Gordon aged 82 gives a candid account of his experiences as a political activist, union member and empowers young maritime workers to take an active role in their union and political activism. Produced by Jamie McMechan - Maritime Union of Australia Film Unit http://www.mua.org.au
Fallen Comrades Memorial Service
NSW Premier Kristina Keneally expressed deep sorrow over the death of wharfie Stephen Piper and the awful statistic of 3 deaths on Australian wharves in 5 months. Speaking before nearly 400 maritime workers, their families, friends and dignitaries, Ms Keneally, also pledged her support - and the NSW Government's - to the Maritime Union's campaign to achieve consistent safety guidelines and regulations right across the country.
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.
Hewers Of Coal (1957)
A union-sponsored documentary that dramatises the history of mining in Australia since the early 1900s, including the friction between miners and mine owners.
Young Maritime Workers Conference
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".
The Maritime Union joined the CFMEU and solidarity activists rallying outside the Colombian consulate in Sydney to denounce murder and torture in Colombia still top world toll.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australian Waterfront Dispute 1998
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)
This is what happened to 1400 waterside workers, members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), on 7 April 1998.
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.
Vale Brian Manning
On November 3, Brian Manning, one of the Northern Territory’s most respected activists and trade unionists, passed away surrounded by friends and family at the age of 81.
Women In Male Dominated Occupations & Industries (WIMDOI) Conference 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.
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.
"Women" shows the on going commitment of the Maritime Union of Australia in respect of Women's issues such as equality, violence, harassment and bullying in the workplace both locally and internationally. Rights for women are rights for all. "Women" was screened at the Maritime Union of Australia National Conference 2012.
WWF Film News No.1 (1956)
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.
MUA Youth Members Speak
Young Maritime Workers articulate the most important issues facing them and the Australian maritime industry. In addition, the challenges facing MUA delegates organising in the workplace. "MUA Youth Members Speak" was screened at the Maritime Union of Australia National Conference 2012.
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.
The White Ribbon Foundation has announced Deputy National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia, Mick Doleman as the 2011 White Ribbon Ambassador of the Year in recognition of his work to stop men’s violence against women. White Ribbon was screened at the Maritime Union of Australia National Conference 2012.
Pensions For Veterans (1953)
This documentary, made by the Waterside Workers’ Federation Film Unit, advocates pensions for waterside veterans. It depicts the hardships that many workers have faced and highlights some of the health and safety concerns raised in a 1945 report on the conditions of waterside workers. Other sequences include a trip to Canberra to lobby Federal Parliament about the poor health of waterside veterans. The film uses an orchestral score and contains voice-over narration by Jock Levy, one of the filmmakers.
"Privatisation is theft"
Award winning journalist, author and documentary filmmaker John Pilger gives a candid account of success of the community based anti-privatisation campaign, "Save Our Sydney Ferries".
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.
Click Goes The Shears (1956)
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.
International Women's Day 2011
Maritime women and men were among a record crowd celebrating a centenary of International Women's Day, with song and dance, politics and speeches in Sydney's Martin Place and other Australian cities.
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