Mich-Elle Myers, MUA women's liaison officer elected to the International Transport Workers Federation's women's committee at ITF Congress Mexico City today,
The election is international recognition of the union's commitment to women's rights.
"Being on the women's committee advances rights for all workers however our focus is organising and protecting women," said Myers.
"I am honoured that the women of the Asia Pacific have elected me. I hope to achieve equity for women in all areas of work, paid parental leave as well as improved facilities and conditions for women - MUA women and for the worlds transport workers."
MUA National Secretary and ITF executive board member Paddy Crumlin said he was very proud that an MUA woman continues the work Port Botany waterside worker and former womens liason officer Sue Virago pioneered. "Mich-Elle's election really does epitomise the MUA's position of promoting women's rights," he said.