Safety

Welcome to the MUA Safety Page. In this section of the website you will find news, updates, safety alerts, tools, and materials to campaign for better safety on the job.

The maritime industry is a hazardous industry. The MUA is known for our militant and uncompromising commitment to safety. No workplace issue is more important than our safety on the job. 

Whether you work on our nation's ports and wharves, offshore in the mighty oil and gas industry, diving deep in the ocean, on ferries and tugs, or at sea on vessels of every kind, safety is paramount.

It is a fundamental human right for every worker to come home safe and sound to our families - at the end of the day they are the real reason we go to work every day.

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: 29 Jul 2022

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Mich-Elle Myers
National Women's Officer, 
Maritime Union of Australia
Vice President, Australian Labor Party

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

UNIONS’ CAMPAIGN FOR UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REACHES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

29 JULY 2022

 



Published: 25 Jul 2022

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ADRIAN EVANS
ASSISTANT NATIONAL SECRETARY
MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA

 

26 JULY 2022

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

STEVEDORING MULTINATIONAL DP WORLD ON COLLISION COURSE WITH WHARFIES OVER WATERFRONT SAFETY

 



Published: 5 Jul 2022

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PADDY CRUMLIN

NATIONAL SECRETARY

MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA



Published: 17 May 2022

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Mich-Elle Myers

MUA Women's Officer

Union victory delivers Domestic Violence Leave for Award Employees



Published: 28 Apr 2022

 



Published: 27 Apr 2022

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PADDY CRUMLIN
NATIONAL SECRETARY – MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA
PRESIDENT – INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT WORKERS FEDERATION
CHAIR – ITF DOCKWORKERS

27 APRIL 2022

TWIN TRAGEDIES ON KIWI WATERFRONT COINCIDE WITH INTERNATIONAL WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY 



Published: 17 Jan 2022

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The ACTU have developed a handy toolkit for workplace delegates and HSRs to use in workplaces where management or the company are avoiding their responsibility to provide access to Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) or take the threat of COVID-19 seriously.

The MUA will continue to campaign to ensure our workplaces are safe, our members stay healthy, and that employers take their responsibilities seriously.



Published: 20 Nov 2021

 



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. 

 



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