Listen to long time leader of the Seamen's Union and MUA elder Pat Geraghty chat to Lisa Forrest, ABC Radio presenter and Olympic boycott veteran, alongside Diane Kirkby, author Voices from the Ships: Australian seafarers and their union
Garry was a tireless supporter and advocate for our union and the labour movement, and spent much time on the Patrick Picket line in the front row of opposition to the criminal conspiracy against our union.
MUA, Victoria, hosted the launch of a new book on the war years and the role of the merchant marine, yesterday, by MUA veteran seafarer Bill Andrews. National Secretary Paddy Crumlin was special guest speaker. The book is available through the union rooms. Watch an interview with Bill talk about his war experiences.
The owners of the Maltese Flag of convenience ship Hellenic Sky have had to return their vessel to Adelaide for repairs, where the International Transport Workers' Federation has uncovered the Filipino crew have been short changed around US$150,000.
The Sydney Branch has the pleasure to announce that the centre paver in the Merchant Navy memorial section of the walk at North Fort (North Head) has been laid with past and present members now able to purchase the small paver that will be laid around the centre paver.
The order forms may be obtained from the Sydney Branch or can be posted out to past and present members if required. Please contact the Sydney Branch on 02-9267-9134 for forms.
The next project at this memorial walk will be to recognise the death of the 22 waterside workers in the WWII bombing of Darwin and the recognition of the sinking of the hospital ship 'Centaur'.
Front Puffin crew were recognised in Darwin on Monday by Australian Customs and Border Protection, Northern Command for their role in rescuing the injured asylum seekers off Ashmore Reef, Western Australia.