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— 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.
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.
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 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.
The Official Re-naming Of "The Hungry Mile"
— August 03, 2009
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.
The Warrains - Our MUA
— September 21, 2012
In the past, many songs have been written about the MUA. However, "The Warrains", have produced a song that MUA members can call their own.
Trade Union Royal Commission - Chris Cain Speaks
— October 07, 2014
On Wednesday afternoon Western Australian Branch Secretary, Chris Cain went on the ABC to defend against false claims of impropriety after Monday's Royal Commission hearing.
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.
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.
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.
Vale Brian Manning
— November 11, 2013
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.
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.
— March 16, 2012
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.
Will Tracey Speaks on May Day
— May 07, 2014
Maritime Union of Australia - Assistant Branch Secretary Will Tracey speaks at the May Day Rally held in Oakland California USA.
— March 16, 2012
"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.
Women in Male Dominated Industries
— March 16, 2016
There are many struggles for women in the workplace and when that workplace is male dominated the struggles are more amplified. Biannually Women in Male Dominated Occupations and Industries (WIMDOI) gather to discuss these struggles and form initiatives on how to overcome issues both in the workplace and at home.
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.
Women In Male Dominated Occupations & Industries Conference 2012
— March 31, 2013
The Women In Male Dominated Occupations & Industries Conference (WIMDOI) was held on 7th November at the Australian Services Union offices Adelaide. The Conference was hosted by the ACTU with keynote speakers Ged Kearney, President ACTU and academic and activist Professor Barbara Pocock from the University of South Australia.
Working Waves - 20 Years On
— September 20, 2015
This year was the 20th anniversary of the MUA working waves Surfing Contest, Maritime Mining & Power Credit Union (MMPCU) have been a major sponsor since inception in 1995.
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".
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