The Maritime International Federation (MIF), which consists of regional transport unions, is disturbed by the heavy handed approach of police in Papua New Guinea in the wake of today’s shootings.Read more
Former Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman Finally Goes on the Record About the Blythe Star Disaster
Last night on Channel 7's Sunday night, ship wreck survivor and former Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman told his story about what happened when the Blythe Star sank off the West Coast of Tasmania in 1973.Read more
The story of the Blythe Star is one of the most fascinating Australian tales you’ve probably never heard. It is a story of both tragedy and heroism, although the hero fiercely rejects that title.Read more
Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Sydney to pay their last respects to former Seamen’s Union of Australia National Secretary Pat Geraghty.
Geraghty passed away in Sydney last week at the age of 87. He was remembered as a man of great principle, enormous intellect and renowned capacity to lead.Read more
The MUA condemns Minister for Women Michaelia Cash and the Turnbull government for insisting domestic violence leave cannot be included in agreements for workers in their own departments.Read more
The MUA has come out on top over Patrick Stevedores after successfully appealing a Fair Work Commission decision.Read more
After years in the making, the Maritime International Federation has cleared the final hurdle in being established.
At the Maritime Union of Australia Special National Council meeting in Sydney this week, the MUA along with Maritime Union of New Zealand, the Papua New Guinea Transport and Maritime Worker’s Union and Timor Leste’s SMETL, have formed a union federation in order to build capacity in the Asia-Pacific region.
By Van Badham
The most memorable visual of last week’s Australian Council of Trade Unions’ triennial congress was the assembly on stage of all the union men, led by former seafarer Mick Doleman, a 31-year veteran of the Maritime Union of Australia. For all the stereotypes of Australian unionism associated with burly, blue-collar men, this was no tableau of macho.Read more
The MUA’s own, Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman was bestowed with an ACTU Award in recognition of his long service to the MUA and wider union movement.
In a surprise diversion from the 2015 Congress agenda, ACTU Assistant Secretary Michael Borowick called Doleman to the stage presenting delegates with a brief overview of his achievements.Read more