His death was announced at ACTU Congress today. National Secretary Paddy Crumlin addressed the Congress, paying tribute to Greg's union work and his support of the Transport workers union alliance with TWU MUA and RTBU. The national secretary extended the MUA's condolences to Greg's family and union. Congress stood for one minute's silence.
"Greg, was fighting cancer for some time," National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said in a circular to councillors. "He faced his illness with great courage and character. He was an inspiration to all who worked with him and knew him."
The officers, staff and members pass on our deepest sympathies and condolences to his wife Liz and his family and the officers, staff and members of the RTBU.
Waterside workers at West Swanson Dock, Melbourne, refused to load a container of Pacific Brands plant equipment on May 31, in sympathy with worker and community outrage over the company's behaviour.
Workers on all three shifts, day, twilight and midnight - around 200 men and women - unanimously voted to endorse the following statement:
The Federal Government is in the process of introducing new labour laws that will provide the opportunity for workers to collectively bargain your employment agreements.
A community assembly was set up outside West Swanson Dock in Melbourne over night after word got out that Pacific Brands, manufacturers of the iconic Bonds label, was attempting to ship tax payer funded equipment out of the country.
The campaign for fairer and more balanced workplace drug and alcohol testing methods received a boost recently when the AIRC supported a union case for saliva over urine testing.
Patrick Neliman, wharfie at Northern Shipping Services, Townsville is the Maritime Union delegate to the Australian Council of Trade Unions indigenous committee.
Voices from the Ships, Australian Seafarers and their union, a history commissioned by the MUA, is now available from all branch union rooms.
The history, by Diane Kirkby, focuses on the last two decades of the union before its amalgamation with the Waterside Workers' Federation to become the Maritime Union of today.
Shipping industry can't wait until 2013 for regulatory leadership says MUA Tight window for Government action
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.