Western Australia Branch

The WA Branch spans from Albany and Bunbury in the south to the far north of the Pilbara, with many ports in between.

WA Branch Resources

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: 13 Jan 2020

Two hundred wharfies at the Dubai Ports container terminal in Fremantle have stopped work for 24 hours, accusing the company of failing to bargain in good faith as negotiations for a new workplace agreement drag on for more than 15 months.
The strike, which commenced last night, will be followed by a range of further actions including rolling stoppages that will see every worker down tools for the final hour of each shift, along with a range of work bans.

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: 3 Oct 2019

The Official MUA WA Branch Members Magazine - Edition 44

To view and download a High Res version click here.
To view and download a Low Res version click here (mobiles, tablets).

Published: 27 Sep 2019

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The national biennial conference will be held in Devonport Tasmania on 12-14 November.
The conference will be sponsored by the Spirit of Tasmania so attendees will travel Melbourne to Devonport Monday 11th via the ship and can fly out of Devonport late afternoon 14th or 15th or transport to Launceston airport can be arranged.
Cost: $200

Published: 3 Sep 2019

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Merchant Navy Day remembers sacrifice of Australian seafarers; highlights importance of strong maritime industry

Australians have been urged to pause today to remember the significant contribution seafarers have made to the country’s security and economic success, and the importance of the industry to the nation’s future.

Published: 1 Sep 2019

All MUA Branches are now collection points for the Share the Dignity Drive. Donations can be dropped of all year round to any of our branches around the country. 

Homeless women need your help

On any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless. 44% are female. 27% are children under the age of 18. Family violence is the number one reason people present to homeless services. 55% of females cite this reason. We need your donation.

Published: 21 Aug 2019

WHAT: Over 2,500 signatures on petition against construction of Outer Harbour


WHEN: 9:15am Thursday 22 August 2019


WHERE: Steps of Parliament House, Perth WA 


Community petition against the construction of a massive outer harbour in Cockburn Sound gained steam after Westport’s announcement of Kwinana being the only option for West Australia’s future port needs.

Published: 19 Aug 2019



If you talk to experts in freight and logistics, or read published reports, one thing is clear: if we do nothing to improve our publicly owned Inner Harbour at Fremantle it will comfortably handle the trade task for West Australia decades into the future.


With some modest improvements, and the continuation of proven logistical efficiencies, we can extend the Port in Fremantle's useful life even further.   



Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney