The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is angered by Hutchison Ports Australia’s move to sack nearly 100 workers at their Port Botany and Brisbane terminals via email and text message sent in the dead of night.Read more
The Sydney Branch has thrown its full support behind the Redfern community in its determination to stop ‘The Block’ from being developed and to stop their community from being forced out of Redfern.Read more
The MUA is showing their resolve in continuing to fight for members’ rights and jobs, protect their penalty rates and job security at DP World.
On Monday hundreds turned out to a rally was held outside of the Sydney Branch unions rooms.
Unfortunately two bus loads of members could not make the event due to the Sydney Siege unfolding just four bucks away and the MUA also had to cancel their march to Town Hall, nonetheless wharfies were joined in solidarity by other MUA members, other unions, students and various other supporters.Read more
The tireless work of Sister Mary Leahy has been recognised in the form of a Lloyd’s List Daily Commercial News Award that was handed to her in mid-November.
Usually one to shy from the attention, Sister Mary, who has worked with visiting seafarers for more than 20 years at Port Botany, attended a ceremony at Doltone House, Sydney where she was bestowed with an accolade called the Seafarers’ Welfare Award.Read more
The MUA, in conjunction with the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, has invited two Sinn Fein leaders to Australia as supporters of the Irish party’s cause.
One of the leaders was Sinn Fein Vice President Mary Lou McDonald, who is tipped to take over the party upon Gerry Adams’ retirement.Read more
The MUA, in conjunction with the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, has invited two Sinn Fein leaders to Australia as supporters of the Irish party’s cause.Read more
Clean-up was still underway at the Maroubra Sports Club today, two days after a 24-hour marathon fundraising Plebs, Pros and Personalities 4 Suicide Prevention Australia took place.
In its second year, the rank-and-file wharfie event, managed to double last year’s efforts, with more than 2500 people joining the runners on the seven treadmills throughout the 24 hours.Read more