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: 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: 1 Jul 2021

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Workers at the Victoria International Container Terminal at Melbourne’s Webb Dock have won significant improvements to job security, working hours, and rates of pay following a three year industrial campaign.

The Maritime Union of Australia said the agreement would deliver immediate benefits to the workforce, with 75 per cent of casual roles being converted to permanent jobs, along with pay increases of between 14.5 and 50 per cent over four years, depending on employment classifications.

Published: 28 Jun 2021

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More than 100 maritime workers and trade union supporters have protested in Geelong against a decision by Australia’s largest towage operator, Svitzer Australia, to replace local tug crews with fly-in fly-out labour hire workers.

Geelong workers who were made redundant by Svitzer in December last year were joined by fellow Maritime Union of Australia members, along with members of other unions, to demand that local workers be given their jobs back rather than be replaced by a labour hire contractor.

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: 26 Apr 2021

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Immediate Need

A surge of seafarers requiring recertification training is predicted for June and for December of 2021.

These two peaks coincide with the conclusion of the expiry date extension window provided by AMSA during COVID, and with the first cohort of seafarers who switched from the in-perpetuity STCW booklets to the 5 year expiry CoST cards back in 2016 now being due to renew them.

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: 8 Mar 2021

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The Maritime Union of Australia and all if its branches have endorsed support for the March4Justice rallies in March. Click here for dates and locations near you. RALLY DATES AND LOCATIONS

Published: 19 Feb 2021


Click here for a copy of the document which has been issued by the Fair Work Commission: Section 424



Published: 15 Feb 2021

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Legally protected industrial action will be expanded from later this week at the Victoria International Container Terminal in Melbourne, with workers undertaking a series of stoppages and bans as they fight for a new workplace agreement that addresses excessive hours and unsafe staffing levels.

The Maritime Union of Australia has written to VICT outlining a proposal to ensure any containers that contain medicines, medical supplies, or urgent medical equipment are exempt from the industrial action.

Published: 15 Feb 2021

MUA are jointly hosting this film screening - WOMEN OF STEEL

A WRAW Fest event hosted by CFMEU, RTBU, MUA, ETU and VTHC

When - Friday 5th March 2021
Time - Doors open at 5.30pm with drinks at bar prices and snacks available before the film screening starts at 7.15pm.
Where - Solidarity Hall at Victoria Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St CARLTON Melbourne.

Q&A session: Robynne Murphy and some of the other women who star in the movie, the campaign for equal pay and the right to work will attend and speak.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney