Union members earn on average 17% more than their non-union counterparts.
Paddy has been a full-time union official since 1987 including Branch Secretary and Assistant National Secretary of the Seamen’s Union of Australia.
The Maritime Union is a strong union, with a long history of solidarity.
6% of our union are women. A very active and strong 6%
Youth now make up 14 per cent of the union.
The MUA has a proud history of supporting artists.
MUA training courses help delegates, safety reps and active members develop the skills and knowledge they need to improve the working lives of all our members.
Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders
Newcastle is one the oldest unionised ports in Australia with the biggest tonnage port in Australia.
Known as the Gateway to the North, the port is the nation's hub for trade in the region and is rapidly expanding.
Covering members in the seven ports of Thevenard, Port Adelaide, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln, Port Giles, Whyalla and Wallaroo.
The Southern New South Wales Branch covers over 600 members from Port Kembla to Eden.
The Sydney Branch is the largest city port branch covering around 2,230 workers from all areas.
Tasmania branch covers more than 700 members employed by 33 companies.
Victorian maritime workers have always been in the forefront of the struggle for justice.
The WA Branch spans from Albany and Bunbury in the south to the far north of the Pilbara, with many ports in between.
The MUA covers 100 professional divers on the shores of our capital cities, below offshore oil and gas facilities and on dive tours.
The MUA represents workers on Sydney Ferries and The Spirit of Tasmania. This includes seagoing and shore staff.
Australian seafarers work on drill rigs, tugs and support vessels in the offshore oil and gas industry here and abroad.
Maritime workers work in bulk facilities and in port authorities in maintenance, boat services and towage.
Australian seafarers work around the coast shipping domestic cargoes of goods, oil, ore and carrying our multi-billion LNG exports.
Stevedoring workers, dock workers, known best in Australia as WHARFIES, make up the majority of MUA members.
Woodside is systematically de-skilling the marine personnel aboard the Ngujima-Yin FPSO Offshore Oil and Gas vessels - and making the whole crew redundant.
CHEVRON: Aussie Resources, Local Jobs
MUA support for Cuba Carribean, Central, Latin America and associated campaigns.
It’s time to step up the fight for a strong National Stevedoring Code of Practice.
Submission to Safe Work Australia on the National Stevedoring Code of Practice