Northern Territory Branch

Known as the Gateway to the North, the port is the nation's hub for trade in the region and is rapidly expanding, with the AU$200 million port facilities at East Arm linking with the Adelaide to Darwin railway and, by sea lane to Asia.

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Northern Territory Branch Resources

Published: 23 Mar 2020

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During this current COVID-19 health crisis we have brought together the following information for members.
What is Coronavirus
Workplace Health and Safety Obligations
The Maritime Union of Australia has made the following demands on governments and employers during this global health crisis.



Published: 12 Jun 2021

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Thirteen waterfront workers have been forced into 14-day mandatory quarantine following a COVID safety breach at the Port of Darwin involving a container ship that arrived from Singapore on Thursday.
Workers at the Linx terminal at East Arm Wharf who boarded the Tacoma Trader to unload containers have been forced into quarantine, with Northern Territory Police collecting six from the wharf, along with an additional seven who worked the previous night shift. All have been transported to the Howard Springs quarantine facility.



Published: 26 Apr 2021

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Immediate Need

A surge of seafarers requiring recertification training is predicted for June and for December of 2021.

These two peaks coincide with the conclusion of the expiry date extension window provided by AMSA during COVID, and with the first cohort of seafarers who switched from the in-perpetuity STCW booklets to the 5 year expiry CoST cards back in 2016 now being due to renew them.



Published: 8 Apr 2021

Position Vacant: National Legal Officer – QLD

  • Work Type: Fulltime
  • Location: Brisbane, QLD

 

The Maritime Union of Australia Division (MUA) of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) is seeking an experienced legal practitioner to provide legal and strategic industrial advice and representation to the Officials and Members of the MUA.



Published: 31 Mar 2021

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The Australian Labor Party has reaffirmed its commitment to Australian Shipping. 

Today, at the ALP Special Platform Conference, which was presided over by MUA Official Mich-Elle Myers in her capacity as federal Vice President of the Labor Party, a statement in detail was endorsed by conference outlining the party's commitment to Australian Shipping. 

 

The details of the statment in the policy platform are: 

 



Published: 8 Mar 2021

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The Maritime Union of Australia and all if its branches have endorsed support for the March4Justice rallies in March. Click here for dates and locations near you. RALLY DATES AND LOCATIONS



Published: 8 Feb 2021

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Published: 3 Feb 2021

 

 

The Morrison Government’s proposed Omnibus Bill will leave Australian workers worse off at a time when they can least afford it. It tips the balance of our industrial relations system in the favour of employers – and will lead to less workplace rights as well as cuts to our pay and conditions.

 

Help us stop the Bus.

 

https://www.stopthebus.com.au/

 

Download our flyer for your workplace here



Published: 15 Jan 2021

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The Women, First Nations and Youth leadership of the MUA are continuing the online monthly meetings. Tuesday 19th January, 2021 the First Nations Committee is the host with special guest traditional land management expert, Victor Steffensen. Victor leads the Firesticks Alliance, working to care for country and revitalise the understanding and practice of traditional burning. He is also an author of a bestselling book on the subject: ‘Fire Country’, published by Hardie Grant Books. 



Published: 29 Dec 2020

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Darwin port workers fear the lack of a cohesive and nationally-consistent policy on addressing COVID risks involving international shipping poses a significant threat of a community outbreak of the deadly virus in the Northern Territory.

The Maritime Union of Australia said the concerns of waterfront workers had been heightened after a 25-year-old seafarer from the Diamantina livestock carrier, which arrived from Indonesia on Sunday night, tested positive for the virus.



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