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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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
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
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.
Merchant Mariners Memorial
— June 28, 2009
Merchant Mariners Memorial Service held at Newcastle.
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.
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.
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.
— September 08, 2009
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
— 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.
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
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.
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.
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".
— 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.
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.
— 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.
PWCS Members Take Action
— April 04, 2014
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
— 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
— 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
— 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.
"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".
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.
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