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Vale Bob Hawke

The Maritime Union of Australia wishes to record our sympathies and condolences to Bob Hawke’s family on their loss. He was a loyal respected and consistently determined friend and comrade of Australian Seafarers, Waterside Workers and Port and harbour workers.

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Position Vacant: Industrial Legal Officer – Sydney National Office

  • Work Type: Full-time
  • Location: Sydney

The Maritime Union of Australia Division (MUA) of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) is seeking an experienced legal practitioner to provide legal and strategic industrial advice and representation to the Officials and Members of the MUA. Located in the MUA’s National Office in Sydney, the position reports to the Division’s National Legal Director and works closely in a collaborative manner with the Divisional National Legal Team.

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Day of Action to Save Australian Shipping: International transport workers hold rallies around the globe to support Aussie seafarers

Thousands of international transport workers and their unions will take part in rallies outside Australian embassies and consulates around the world today, as part of a global day of action to support Aussie seafarers and demand a strong future for Australia’s domestic shipping industry.

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Discovery of freighter sunk by submarine during WWII a sobering reminder of significant sacrifice made by Australian merchant seafarers

The discovery of the wreck of the BHP owned and operated SS Iron Crown, 77 years after it was sunk by a Japanese submarine attack, is a sobering reminder of the one in eight Australian merchant seafarers who sacrificed their lives during the second world war to maintain vital supplies of goods and materials for the war effort.

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Position Vacant: Industrial Legal Officer – Queensland & Northern Territory

Industrial Legal Officer – Queensland & Northern Territory

Work Type: Full-time

Location: Brisbane or Darwin 

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Wharfies in Sydney and Brisbane stop work for 24 hours to protect outsourcing and automation of jobs

Wharfies in Sydney and Brisbane will walk off the job for 24 hours today (Friday) to protest Hutchison Ports ongoing refusal to move away from outsourcing of jobs and overseas remote controlling of already semi-automated equipment.

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Northwest Stormpetrel Here to Stay

NWSSSC (Northwest Shelf Shipping Service Company Limited) has confirmed to the MUA this afternoon that they are withdrawing their proposed sale of the LNG carrier Northwest Stormpetrel.

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Exploration License Approval for Australia’s First Offshore Wind Project a Welcome Step to Create Local Jobs while addressing Climate Change

The maritime union has welcomed the granting of an exploration license for Australia’s first offshore wind project, saying it paves the way for the creation of thousands of quality regional jobs while also addressing the need for urgent action on climate change.

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WIN News: Farewell to the Iron Chieftain

Port Kembla bid farewell to the Iron Chieftain, watch WIN News report  

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MUA Press Alert: Iron Chieftain to leave Port Kembla

The Iron Chieftain will be leaving Port Kembla under tow for the long journey to its final resting place in Turkey. The Chieftain suffered irreparable damage after a fire on board in June last year. One of the last Iron ships with an Australian Crew before that fateful day.

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