Southern NSW Branch

The Southern New South Wales Branch covers approximately 500 members from Port Kembla to Eden. Our members work in Towage, Stevedoring, Diving, Port Services, Maintenance and Marine Operations. We also have Seafaring members who work on traditional Bluewater Trading Vessels, Offshore Oil / Gas / Construction and Dredging Industries. The branch is very active within the struggles of the local Communities and Unions. We are an affiliate of the South Coast Labour Council, and a member of the Port Kembla Port Unions Committee.

 

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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: 28 Nov 2022

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Port Kembla trailblazer Ruby Peterlin recognised with industry Young Achievement award

 

28 November 2022

 

The MUA Southern NSW branch secretary, Mick Cross, has congratulated Port Kembla member Ruby Peterlin on the recent recognition of her achievements with a Young Achievement Award at the Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards, hosted by the Daily Cargo News.

 



Published: 18 Nov 2022

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PADDY CRUMLIN
NATIONAL SECRETARY
MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA

MEDIA RELEASE

SVITZER RANSOM NOTE SHREDDED BY FAIR WORK COMMISSION – LOCKOUT SUSPENDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

 

The Fair Work Commission has suspended the planned lockout of tugboat workers around Australia by Svitzer bosses and ordered a return to negotiation for a new employment agreement for the almost 600 seagoing employees of Australia’s largest tugboat operator.

 



Published: 16 Nov 2022

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PADDY CRUMLIN
NATIONAL SECRETARY

MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

SVITZER DOCKS TUGBOAT WORKERS PAY FOR LOCKOUT THAT HASN’T BEGUN

 



Published: 16 Nov 2022

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PADDY CRUMLIN
NATIONAL SECRETARY
MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA

 

STATEMENT

SVITZER BOSSES ON STRIKE – REFUSE TO LIFT PORTS LOCKOUT NOTICE AT FAIR WORK COMMISSION

 

Svitzer’s bosses are on strike, not their workers.

 



Published: 14 Nov 2022

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PADDY CRUMLIN

NATIONAL SECRETARY
MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA

 

MEDIA RELEASE

SUPPLY CHAIN SABOTAGE BY SVITZER: HERO TUG CREWS LOCKED-OUT BY MANAGEMENT

 



Published: 10 Nov 2022

 



Published: 2 Nov 2022

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Join us for the branch GOLF DAY



Published: 27 Oct 2022

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

 

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10 DAYS PAID FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE ENSHRINED INTO LAW AFTER DECADE OF UNION CAMPAIGNING

 

28 October 2022

 



Published: 25 Oct 2022

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JAMIE NEWLYN
ASSISTANT NATIONAL SECRETARY
MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

26 OCTOBER 2022

 

SVITZER TUG CREWS TO STRIKE FOR FAIR PAY, SAFETY AND JOB SECURITY

 



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