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"Privatisation is theft"
— April 06, 2011
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".
Australian Waterfront Dispute 1998
Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)
— August 12, 2015
This is what happened to 1400 waterside workers, members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), on 7 April 1998.
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).
Bust The Budget Rally Sydney
— July 17, 2014
Bust The Budget rallies attracted 25,000 protesters in Melbourne, 10,000 in Sydney and 1000's in the rest of the capitals with diverse community representation.
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.
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.
— January 03, 2011
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.
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.
Cutting OFF The Oil
— December 17, 2013
It's the little known story of the global campaign against apartheid: how a small band of maritime workers, led by key leaders and activists of the Seaman's Union of Australia, cut off the oil to the racist regime in South Africa.
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.
Fallen Comrades Memorial Service
— August 04, 2010
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.
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.
Fuel Security - Caltex Kurnell Refinery Protest
— October 13, 2015
A crowd a couple of hundred strong made the trek out to the Kurnell refinery to tell Caltex that its treatment of the Alexander Spirit crew and the wider working public was unacceptable.
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.
Gayle McLaughlin: Chevron Oil Refinery
— July 29, 2014
International speakers highlighted concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a public meeting attended by over 300 people in Perth, Western Australia.
Gordon Horn - An Inspiration
— July 18, 2010
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
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.
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.
Hewers Of Coal (1957)
— September 25, 2010
A union-sponsored documentary that dramatises the history of mining in Australia since the early 1900s, including the friction between miners and mine owners.
Hutchison Ports Dispute - Brisbane Community Assembly
— August 20, 2015
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
— August 26, 2015
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
— August 20, 2015
Hutchison Ports Dispute - Let Us Back In And Work. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Film Unit.
— March 28, 2012
Deputy National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia, Mick Doleman explains the international role of the Maritime Union of Australia in Fiji, Timor-Leste and other countries around the Asia Pacific rim. National Secretary Paddy Crumlin, articulates how the MUA is building trade unionism both locally and abroad with trade union campaigns in South American, Central America, Africa, South Africa and Europe so that these countries can be included in the global economic community.
International Women's Day 2011
— April 10, 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.
International Women's Day 2015
— March 31, 2015
A video for International Women's Day 2015 by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA).
John Pilger Talks Privatisation
— April 04, 2009
Award winning author, journalist and documentary film-maker John Pilger gives an insightful account of the perils of privatisation threatening Sydney's Ferry Service
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.
Maritime Union Protest @ Toll Group
— July 02, 2014
Toll Group Management did not not know what hit them when 150 emotional MUA members occupied their offices at Homebush, Sydney. Led by Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith, slogans such as - "No more death Toll," "no more deaths on the waterfront,"
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.
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.
May Day Parade
— July 13, 2013
May Day is celebrated in Australia and globally as a day to recognise international worker solidarity and acknowledge the sacrifices made by working women and men around the globe for better conditions and pay.
Merchant Mariners Memorial
— June 28, 2009
Merchant Mariners Memorial Service held at Newcastle.
MUA Rising - Hutchison Protest
— August 10, 2015
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.
MUA Women Speak
— March 28, 2012
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.
MUA Youth Members Speak
— March 16, 2012
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.
My Old Black Billy (1956)
— March 12, 2011
Dick Diamond's classic Aussie bush musical Reedy River, celebrates the birth of the Trade Union movement. Performed by Jock Levy and Ces Grivas vocals.
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.
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.
Occupy Sydney Protest
— November 15, 2011
Activists, union members and community groups marched from Sydney's Town Hall to Martin Place to protest against corporate greed, world poverty and economic slavery.
— October 07, 2014
Trade union officials are calling on all unionists and environmentalists to support the people of El Salvador in their sovereign right to dictate land use in their country.
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