MUA National Secretary and ITF President Paddy Crumlin has highlighted the importance of learning from past mistakes in a passionate speech delivered to delegates at the 20th Anniversary celebrations for the Liverpool Dockers.
As the search for crew from the missing El Faro continues the MUA has sent a message of solidarity to the North American Seafarers International Union.
The missing cargo ship El Faro probably sank after it was caught in the path of hurricane Joaquin, a US coast guard spokesman said on Monday. One body has been discovered, with 32 crew members still missing, according to the Guardian. Full story here.
The MUA is in mourning after Seamen’s Union legend, Bill Langlois passed away at 92-years-old on September 26.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said Bill would be remembered as a tough activist with a big heart who loved the SUA and the comrades he met along the way.
The Maritime Union of Australia says its officials and members are in no way connected to the illegal importation of cigarettes on Australia’s waterfront.
Expansion is on the horizon for mental health service provider Hunterlink, which celebrated its fifth birthday in the form of an industry dinner in Newcastle on Friday.
Celebrations were chalked up as a success after guests went home regenerated after a string of inspirational speeches that reflected on the work that Hunterlink has achieved in the past five years.
The union has become aware that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is attempting to communicate with members regarding the recent Hutchison Ports dispute. While this is a disgraceful waste of taxpayers’ money, it may also cause unnecessary concern among the membership.
A delegation of top trade unionists met Palestinian government ministers and senior PLO officials and were warmly welcomed by union leaders and activists in Palestine during a three-day visit last week to promote justice and workers’ rights.
New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shown he wants to keep employment and industrial relations as an ideological battleground with his surprise decision to promote Western Australian Senator Michaelia Cash to Minister for Employment
It was a full house with more than 110 officials, delegates, traditional owners and international guests from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and New Zealand, in attendance at the MUA NT 2015 conference last week.
New Marine Orders, introduced by the Australian Maritime and Safety Authority (AMSA) that apply to all seafarer members took effect on 1 April 2014.