Published: 10 Feb 2020

Maritime workers have blown the whistle on a series of engine explosions on tug boats at the Port of Gladstone during the past six month, accusing exclusive towage services provider Smit Lamnalco of putting safety at risk by outsourcing maintenance to a business without any marine qualifications.

Published: 9 Feb 2020

The MUA actively participated in the preparation of the ACTU's submission to the Federal Government's Retirement Income Review


Published: 6 Feb 2020

What is life like in Venezuela under US sanctions stopping medicines, food, equipment and other essentials?

What can we do to help the people of Venezuela fight to maintain their sovereignty?

Report on the International Anti Imperialist Convention in Caracas.


Victorian Trades Hall Council Meeting Room 1

6.30pm Thursday 13 February 2020

Published: 6 Feb 2020

Launch Of Australian-First Service To Address Seafarer Isolation

An Australian-first initiative to provide a WIFI signal and internet access for visiting Seafarers on ships visiting Australian ports called “Seafarer Connect” has been launched in Sydney at a meeting of the International Transport Workers' Federation Offshore Task Force and Cabotage Committees.

An initiative of the not-for-profit Tas Bull Seafarers Foundation (TBSF), a trial of the programme at Port Botany for the past three months has proved to be an outstanding success.

Published: 4 Feb 2020

The MUA Queensland Branch News is available now. 

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Published: 31 Jan 2020

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Wharfies are outraged after the Federal Court issued an interim injunction banning them from undertaking legally protected industrial action as part of their fight for a new workplace agreement, describing it as an attack on the fundamental democratic rights of all Australian workers.

The court order prevents more than 1800 workers employed at DP World Australia container terminals in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle from taking any form of legally protected industrial action until 13 March 2020.

Published: 15 Jan 2020

Published: 8 Jan 2020

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Australian shipping is playing an important part in the relief effort following the devastating fires in NSW and Victoria.

Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said the crew of the Norwegian-flagged Far Saracen supply vessel was tasked by the Victorian Emergency Co-ordinator to deliver much needed relief supplies to 4,000 people stranded by bushfires in the Victorian town of Mallacoota.

“Australian and Kiwi seafarers were the first on the scene with much needed supplies of food, water and diesel,” Mr Crumlin said.

Published: 8 Jan 2020

The official trailer for the Wild Butterfly movie is now available.

The movie premieres in WA on Sunday, 16th of February 2020 at Luna Cinemas Leederville from 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm.

Published: 4 Jan 2020

Maritime Union of Australia offices in Newcastle, Sydney, Port Kembla, Melbourne, Devonport, Adelaide and Fremantle are now collection points for donations for the bushfire relief effort.

We are collecting:

Non perishable food items. Including longlife milk and drinks, pet food etc

Clothing in clean and good condition

Personal hygiene items for adults and children. Wipes, Nappies, Feminine Hygiene Products, Toothpaste, Soap etc

You can donate in normal business hours at the following addresses: 

NEWCASTLE 406-408 King St Ncle West


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney