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Deputy National Secretary Mick Doleman to Ship Out Next Year

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MUA Deputy National Secretary, White Ribbon Ambassador of the year, longest serving Victorian Trades Hall Council President, shipwreck survivor, stalwart and mentor to many, Mick Doleman announced at the recent National Council that he will not contest the MUA elections next year.

Mick, 59, has been a member of the Maritime Union of Australia for 43 years after he went to work at sea at the tender age of 16, although his first time aboard a ship was years earlier when he joined his seafaring father as a stowaway, or ringbolt as it’s known in the industry.

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ACTU: Unions Push for the Right to Domestic Violence Leave

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Unions are pushing to give millions of Australian workers the right to access domestic violence leave.

ACTU President Ged Kearney said paid domestic violence leave is designed to support victims of domestic violence and help them to keep their job.

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MUA Women Awarded for Excellence

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Two MUA women have won awards this week highlighting their strength and commitment to our union and industry.

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Darwin Community to Gather to Save the People’s Stella Maris

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Working and retired seafarers, their families, and the broader Darwin community will gather on Saturday in a show of support for keeping Stella Maris in the people’s hands.

The CLP Government has declared its intent to take control of the historic centre from NT workers and hand it over to developers.

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