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Vale John Furlow

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I have been advised by Carole Furlow, John’s wife, that John had passed away recently and she was keen for his former shipmates and MUA members to be aware of his passing.

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Vale Brendan Ingleson

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It is with the greatest regret to report that staunch Delegate and beloved MUA member Brendan Ingleson passed away on Tuesday morning from a heart attack.

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Qube Newcastle Workforce to Impose 48 Hour Stop Work over Massive Wage Cut

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Wharfies at Qube Ports Newcastle will walk off the job for 48 hours from 8am today after the company continued to push for a massive wage cut for its workforce.

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MUA Questions AMSA’s Motivations On Autonomous Vessels

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The Maritime Union of Australia has questioned the motivation of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority by secretly endorsing the operation of unmanned vessels while at the same time staying silent on the need for Australian seafarers to protect our coast.

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Safety Code Rejection Angers Dock Union

Dock workers have launched a fierce attack on industry bosses for trashing a proposed safety code just eight days after an employee was crushed to death on Melbourne's wharves.

Toll Shipping worker Anthony Attard, 42, was helping load cargo on board a vessel docked at the Port of Melbourne on May 20, when he was run over by a trailer. Paramedics rushed to the waterfront but could not revive him.


ACTU: Every Worker Must Be Able To Go To Work And Return Home Safely

The tragic death of a waterside worker at the toll shipping facility in Melbourne yesterday and of a miner at the Boggabri coal mine in NSW this morning is yet another reminder that workplace safety is a life and death matter.

 ACTU assistant secretary Michael Borowick passed on the condolences of the union movement to the family of Anthony Attard and the mining community in Boggabri as well as the MUA and the CFMEU.

Press Release: Qube Newcastle Workforce to Impose 48 Hour Stop Work

Wharfies at Qube Ports Newcastle will walk off the job for 48 hours from 8am today after the company continued to push for a massive wage cut for its workforce.


MUA Records Stevedoring Safety Wins on Domestic and International Stage

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is celebrating the release of a National Stevedoring Code of Practice (NSCOP) after a seven-year battle to improve safety standards on the waterfront.

Vale John Furlow

I have been advised by Carole Furlow, John’s wife, that John had passed away recently and she was keen for his former shipmates and MUA members to be aware of his passing.


Vale Brendan Ingleson

It is with the greatest regret to report that staunch Delegate and beloved MUA member Brendan Ingleson passed away on Tuesday morning from a heart attack.

Merchant Navy Day Memorial Service
Petition - Stop Issuing Temporary Licences to Shipping Companies Allowing Them to Replace Australian Crew