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2009 Health and Safety Representatives Forum

The 2009 HSR Forum will be held at the Burswood Convention centre in Perth on 3rd August 2009.

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North Head Memorial Walk

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'.

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Crew Honoured For Refugee Rescue Role

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.

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Nigerian Pirates Hijack Vessel

Tanker master seized off Nigeria, as pirate attacks double

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MUA Cuban May Day Visit

A delegation of 20 MUA members and officials leaves Australia this week for Cuba.

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It Pays To Join A Union

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics proves that being a member of a union protects workers jobs, wages and conditions

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Minister Commits To Australian Shipping

The Minister for Transport Anthony Albanese reiterated his commitment to moving forward with the shipping reform program last week at the launch of Voices from the Ships, Australian Seafarers and their Union.

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Sunscreens The New Asbestos?

Nanotechnology is hailed as a having enormous potential in the creation of new products and devices and is now used in over 800 everyday items including some sunscreens, cosmetics, bed sheets, building materials and paints. But, like the fine asbestos fibre, there are growing concerns it can kill

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Crew Fights Off Pirates

MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin offers assistance to US seafarers union after latest pirate attack off Somali Coast.

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Workers Killed in Helicopter Crash

Another helicopter crashed into the North Sea last week, while carrying rigs workers to shore. All sixteen people on board are confirmed dead.

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