Sydney Branch

Sydney Branch MUA

The Sydney Branch has a long history with the earliest organised wharfies banding together here in Australia’s first city as far back as 1872 with the Sydney Wharf Labourers Union on the now iconic Hungry Mile.

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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: 10 Jun 2021

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In response to the blockade of Port Botany fuel import facilities by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion, the Sydney Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia has come out backing the call for immediate climate action.

“The science is conclusive. Climate change is already wreaking havoc, from catastrophic bushfires to devastating floods. The time to take action is now” said MUA Sydney Branch Secretary Paul Keating.



Published: 3 Jun 2021

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The NSW Productivity Commission is under fire for recommending the NSW Government lift the state’s ban on nuclear power while ignoring proven, lower-cost renewable energy sources such as offshore wind.

Among 60 recommendations aimed at driving productivity and economic growth, the NSW Productivity Commission White Paper released this week proposed the ban on nuclear generation be lifted for small modular reactors.



Published: 27 May 2021

All three NSW Branches of the Maritime Union of Australia announced today that they are prepared to back Gamilaraay Traditional Owners, farmers and the community in opposing Coal Seam Gas extraction in Narrabri with “everything they’ve got”.

 

Despite sustained local and national opposition, multinational behemoth Santos is pushing ahead with a proposal to build up to 850 Coal Seam Gas wells in the rich soils of the Liverpool Plains, the Pilliga Forest and surrounding areas near Narrabri.

 



Published: 26 May 2021

All three NSW Branches of the Maritime Union of Australia announced today that they are prepared to back Gamilaraay Traditional Owners, farmers and the community in opposing Coal Seam Gas extraction in Narrabri with “everything they’ve got”. Despite sustained local and national opposition, multinational behemoth Santos is pushing ahead with a proposal to build up to 850 Coal Seam Gas wells in the rich soils of the Liverpool Plains, the Pilliga Forest and surrounding areas near Narrabri.



Published: 4 May 2021

After discussion with the Health Department Wharfies, Seafarers and Port Workers are able to access Phase 1a Pfizer vaccination rollout nationally using the link provided to local companies.

Unemployed seafarers will obviously not receive a letter advising them of there eligibility to access vaccine under borderworker/seaport. 

All Maritime workers should they wish to get the vaccine should register on the links in your state to access the Vaccine under phase 1A.

More information will be coming out from your branch in the next couple of days. 

 



Published: 1 May 2021

Watch this video of MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin on May Day 2021

 

https://youtu.be/7YvKLz6sLnA

 



Published: 23 Apr 2021

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The maritime union is demanding the National Cabinet urgently implement improved testing and biosecurity measures for vessels arriving from international ports following a COVID outbreak onboard a gas tanker that recently berthed at Port Botany.



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: 31 Mar 2021

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Australian maritime workers will protest outside the head office of CSL Australia on Thursday April 1, both to support Canadian seafarers who are fighting Canada Steamship Lines for job security and a fair contract, and in opposition to CSL replacing Australian crews working in the Australian coastal trade.

 

CSL Australia, which is owned by CSL Group alongside Canada Steamship Lines, is the largest operator of dry bulk coastal vessels in Australian waters.

 



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