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The Reluctant Actor
Marie Armstrong is an active member of one of Australia's oldest continuously performing theatres in the country -"New Theatre" in Newtown. Marie joined "New Theatre" at the age of 19 and has an uninterrupted association for over 60 years. Her inspiring lifelong contribution gives a passionate insight into the relationship between "Politics & the Arts".
The Hungry Mile Dedication
Guest speakers Jack Thompson, Peter Garrett, Frank Sartor & Warren Smith celebrate the renaming of Hickson Road to the "The Hungry Mile Precinct " along with MUA members at Wharf 8 Darling Harbour.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
"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".
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.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin articulates the reforms which the union has been advocating for the past 15 years and which he said are essential for a maritime dependent nation like Australia. "Shipping Reform" was screened at the Maritime Union of Australia National Conference 2012.
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