Douglas Gadebo, Assistant General Secretary of the PNG Maritime Union was a special guest of the Branch for this years May Day. He joined around 360 MUA members and families, including retired members on the march and for the celebrations that followed.
“This mob are shockers,” said Matt. “They owe money everywhere. My concern is they haven’t got it. They already owe more than half a million to creditors.”
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.