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"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".
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.
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
The Turnbull Government’s attack on workers has seen 50 armed police ordered onto the CSL Melbourne in Newcastle to remove five crew members.
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.
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.
First Aboriginal Skipper At Sydney Ferries
Ryan Champley is the first Aboriginal skipper/engineer at Sydney Ferries in its almost 150-year history.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Maritime Union Protest @ Toll Group
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School Strike For Climate #schoolstrike4climate
Thousands of school students across Australia joined the climate protests on September 20, 2019, as part of the Global Climate Strike. #globalclimatestrike #schoolstrike4climate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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