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Indian seafarer labelled a hero after working with MUA members to save wharfie's life at West Swanson Dock

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The MUA and ITF have delivered an award to an Indian seafarer who helped save the life of an MUA wharfie who fell unconscious into the water at West Swanson Dock.

DP World wharfie Darren Blackman fell around 17 metres, striking mooring lines on his descent and landing in the water unconscious while working on the Liberian-flagged FOC container ship Folegandros around 3.20pm Wednesday.

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Tragedy Strikes As Port Worker Killed At ICTSI Terminal in Jakarta

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The international dockworkers’ community is in mourning following the death of an Indonesian worker who was killed on the job at the International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) facility in Jakarta overnight.

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First Nations Workers Alliance Trip

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“As someone who has worked on the waterfront for 15 years, it was absolutely horrifying to see the unjust and inhumane working conditions Aboriginal people in this region are being subjected to. It’s a blatant attack on traditions and cultural beliefs. If there were these sorts of conditions in our industry we would all be on strike until there was change. That’s the kind of power we need to build”.

—Naomi Cain, Committee member at DP World (Port Botany) and MUA Sydney Branch Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Committee member.

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MUA 2017 Financial Report

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The 2017 Financial Report is now available for members to view. A printed copy is available from any branch of the MUA.

You can download the 2017 Financial Report here.


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.

Indian seafarer labelled a hero after working with MUA members to save wharfie's life at West Swanson Dock

The MUA and ITF have delivered an award to an Indian seafarer who helped save the life of an MUA wharfie who fell unconscious into the water at West Swanson Dock.

DP World wharfie Darren Blackman fell around 17 metres, striking mooring lines on his descent and landing in the water unconscious while working on the Liberian-flagged FOC container ship Folegandros around 3.20pm Wednesday.


Tragedy Strikes As Port Worker Killed At ICTSI Terminal in Jakarta

The international dockworkers’ community is in mourning following the death of an Indonesian worker who was killed on the job at the International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) facility in Jakarta overnight.

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