The MUA represents workers on Sydney Ferries and The Spirit of Tasmania. This includes seagoing and shore staff.


FWC Order for HCF members

Important information for members employed by Harbour City Ferries (HCF) regarding an order from the Fair Work Commission (FWC).

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Published: 21 Aug 2020

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A letter from MUA Sydney Assistant Branch Secretary to MUA Members on Sydney Ferries


Published: 25 Mar 2020

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Two of the nation’s biggest ferry operators have used the COVID-19 pandemic to justify the mass sacking of workers without any notice period or option to take special leave, according to the Maritime Union of Australia.
SeaLink Travel Group, which operates 13 vessels on Sydney harbour under the Captain Cook Cruises brand, has terminated approximately 130 staff, while the NRMA, which operates Manly Fast Ferry and Fantasea Cruising, last night axed approximately 50 workers.

Published: 28 Jan 2020

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Today marks a landmark day for ferry workers at Sydney Ferries.

Your Daily Crew Checklist today sees four vessels, the Mary Reiby, Rocket Alice, Annabell Rankin and Rocket Jillian crewed by union members. Not only are they crewed by union members, but the crews are paid the same rate of pay as other ferry workers under the Harbour City Ferries Maritime Agreement 2018.

This outcome fought for solely by the Maritime Union of Australia has finally been realised.

Published: 12 Sep 2019

The NRMA is under fire for wasting more money on failed Federal Court action against the Maritime Union of Australia than it would have cost to simply pay workers at its My Fast Ferry business what they are entitled to.

The NRMA is estimated to have spent more than $300,000 on legal action claiming that the MUA had infringed on its trademark by using a logo showing a sinking ferry with the letters NRMA on it on fliers, placards, and other material used at a series of protests aimed at highlighting the ongoing wage dispute.

Published: 11 Sep 2019

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The NRMA has lost a case that could have brought the entire field of IR within the operation of consumer legislation, after it failed to establish that the CFMMEU's maritime division breached consumer laws and maliciously damaged its brand during negotiations for Manly Fast Ferry workers.

Published: 14 Jun 2019

In the fourth round of industrial action in as many months, ferry crews at the NRMA businesses My Fast Ferry and Manly Fast Ferry will be stopping work and ceasing all services at 5pm today, Friday 14 June.

MUA Sydney Branch Assistant Secretary Paul Garrett said ferry crews met yesterday, endorsing the work stoppage between 5pm and 11pm. The decision follows six months of negotiations with NRMA that have failed to see the company resolve the wage discussions or offer a single permanent job to the entirely casual workforce.

Published: 22 Mar 2019

In one of the worst cases of opportunism seen in the 2019 NSW State Election campaign, Liberal candidate for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea MP, has upped the ante on just how grubby some politicians can actually be.

Published: 21 Mar 2019

The maritime workers journal is the publication of the Maritime Union of Australia a division of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union.

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Published: 3 Oct 2018

You can read the Maritime Workers Journal here


Published: 27 Sep 2017

The latest edition of the Maritime Workers Journal is arriving in letterboxes right now. 

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Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney