A workshop on Seafarers’ Mental Health was hosted by the Seacare Authority in Fremantle on Tuesday 20 November. Seacare is a government authority responsible for seafarers’ workers’ compensation and OHS. It is the first event the Seacare Authority has held since former minister Michaelia Cash tried to bring in legislation to abolish the Authority in 2016.Read more
MUA Sydney Branch members Steven Heighes, David McElhinney and Darren Brown have done our union proud, completing a 14 day walk from the Gold Coast to Sydney on Friday, October 28.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin opened Day Two of the MUA’s Quadrennial National Conference explaining that attacks on jobs are also attacks on communities, attacks that lead to a whole range of individual and social dysfunction. Powerful unions don’t just win better wages, Crumlin explained, they win proper employee assistance and counselling programs and simple things like the ability to phone home in crisis.Read more
In spruiking Labor’s mental health policy Member for Charlton Pat Conroy gave an organisation close to the MUA’s heart – Hunterlink Recovery Services – a special mention.Read more