The MUA wholeheartedly welcomes the proposed Senate Inquiry into domestic violence announced last week.Read more
MEDIA RELEASE: The Maritime Union of Australia has condemned a raft of recommended changes to the modern award covering stevedoring - including increased hours and the removal of penalty rates – proposed by the nation’s major container port companies.Read more
|Team Captain: MUA Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman|
The Maritime Union of Australia is proud to be taking part in this year’s Movember campaign.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their “Mo’s” men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. As an independent global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.
Throughout this month Maritime Union of Australia members and staff have been growing their Mo's for this great cause.Read more
|[Picture:SUA members donate to the Piper Alpha Disaster Fund in 1988.]|
Though it has been 25 years since 167 people lost their lives in the Piper Alpha disaster, the Maritime Union of Australia, and maritime workers around the globe, will never forget the horror that engulfed the North Sea platform off Aberdeen, Scotland.
On July 6, 1988 a gas leak ignited into a fire ball. Subsequent investigations of the explosion and fire determined that the fire would have burnt out had corporate decision-makers not chosen profit over people, ordering operations to continue from both the Tartan and the Claymore platforms, resulting in back pressure forcing fresh fuel out of ruptured pipework on Piper, directly into the heart of the fire.
The White Ribbon campaign is underway—and we want you to throw your support behind it.
The campaign seeks to stop violence against women, and it's a campaign the MUA has fully supported for many years.
"I would encourage every member to get behind the campaign." MUA Deputy National Secretary, Mick DolemanRead more
MUA Members were on the verge of achieving, for the first time, a national safety code that will save lives on the waterfront. But at the last minute, one day after Greg Fitzgibbons was tragically killed in Newcastle, major stevedoring companies and shipping Australia have tried to block code. MUA Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman explained the Code on Channel 10 News:
The Maritime Union of Australia will today seek an injunction in the Federal Court over the failure of Patrick Stevedores to consult with the Union and their employees regarding the proposed automation of the Port Botany cargo terminal.Read more
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin has welcomed the agreement of a new contract that will see about 300 United Steelworkers wages, pensions and benefits increase by 50 per cent over six years as a big victory for the union.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has paid homage to the extraordinary contribution made by thousands of merchant seafarers, who bravely served on Australian, Commonwealth and Allied ships, and on merchant ships from other nations, during the First and Second World Wars.Read more
MUA Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman has today flown out to Auckland in an attempt to help further progress with the ports management. A full update below:Read more