More than 400 Sydney wharfies at the Patrick Terminal at Port Botany were today kitted out in new hot pink hard hats bearing the McGrath Foundation logo, proving once and for all that real men do wear pink.
Vale Alan Oliver, veteran seafarer, union activist and, in the words of National Secretary Paddy Crumlin, "wordsmith extraordinaire, the Damon Runyon of the Australian maritime and international working class".
The Maritime Union has only just received the report from the Office of Transport Security on port security and will be examining the 75-page document and making a considered and detailed response.
The Maritime Union of Australia along with its members and staff had the have donated $10,000 to the Middle Kinglake Primary School. This donation will assist in the replacement of Equipment lost in the horrendous bushfires on Black Saturday 2009. The Maritime Union of Australia hope the donations will go a little way to putting a smile on the faces of the children effected by the bushfires.
The Maritime Union of Australia has donated $85,000 for the specific purpose of the development of the Bollygum Park Facility in Kinglake. The MUA would like to thank all those who contributed to this charitable cause.
Barrington's 20th birthday is being celebrated this week with the announcement the ageing Teekay tanker will be replaced with a new Australian flagged vessel.
On hearing of the recent earthquake in West Java, Indonesia, which has left at least 59 dead and many hundreds more injured, missing or homeless, the Maritime Union has sent a message of solidarity to the Indonesian Seafarers' Union (KPI).
The inaugural Blake Prize for Human Justice, sponsored by the Maritime Union of Australia, has been won by Victorian artist Dianne Coulter for her ceramic sculpture Cousin of Elizabeth NT.
International solidarity has helped bring bosses back to the negotiation table in 10-week-long Dublin dock dispute. Irish dockers' union leader Joe O’Flynn has written to the MUA thanking the union for support