Victoria Branch

The Victorian Branch of the MUA has a long proud history with the first political activity taking place around the eight hour day campaign.

Published: 14 Feb 2020

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Maritime workers fear they are being put at risk of exposure to the deadly coronavirus as a result of the arrival of container vessels from mainland China, which in some cases are docking in breach of the Federal Government’s 14-day travel ban.

Workers at Melbourne’s Webb Dock were alarmed following the arrival of the container vessel. An inspector from the Maritime Union of Australia was initially told it had sailed from another Australian port, but it was subsequently discovered that the vessel had actually departed Ningbo in mainland China.



Published: 6 Feb 2020

The VIC Branch is supporting and promoting a special

PREMIERE SCREENING of WILD BUTTERFLY on THURSDAY 12th MARCH, 6.00pm at the ASTOR THEATRE MELBOURNE.



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: 5 Feb 2020

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SENATOR CAROL BROWN

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL TOURISM

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR TASMANIA

AUSTRALIAN CIVILIAN VESSELS AND CREWS VITAL IN BUSHFIRE CRISIS 

 

The bush fire emergency has brought out the best in our community.   



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: 21 Jan 2020

Wharfies employed at DP World in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle have had approved leave cancelled by the huge global stevedoring operator, with the maritime union describing the move as an unlawful and aggressive attack on workers’ rights.



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: 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



Published: 11 Nov 2019

As the newly elected Secretary of the Victorian Branch of the MUA, on behalf of myself, Dave Ball, Robert Lumsden and Robert Patchett, I would like to take the opportunity in the first of the new Victorian newsletter Under the Hook to thank the members that voted for the new team. As you will see below, we have hit the ground running and are tirelessly working to improve the pay, conditions and WHS of our members through the many EA negotiations currently underway.



Published: 7 Nov 2019

The Victorian and Commonwealth Governments are being urged to back the emerging offshore wind sector in a move that could drastically reduce carbon emissions while providing quality jobs for workers who are already being impacted by the transition out of fossil fuel industries.



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