Safety

Welcome to the MUA Safety Page. In this section of the website you will find news, updates, safety alerts, tools, and materials to campaign for better safety on the job.

The maritime industry is a hazardous industry. The MUA is known for our militant and uncompromising commitment to safety. No workplace issue is more important than our safety on the job. 

Whether you work on our nation's ports and wharves, offshore in the mighty oil and gas industry, diving deep in the ocean, on ferries and tugs, or at sea on vessels of every kind, safety is paramount.

It is a fundamental human right for every worker to come home safe and sound to our families - at the end of the day they are the real reason we go to work every day.

 


Latest News

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Stena Clyde Tragedy: Continued Govt Inaction

Today is the three year anniversary of the tragedy which cost Peter Meddens and Barry Denholm their lives on the Stena Clyde oil rig in the Bass Strait off the coast of Victoria.

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MUA in Mourning After Member Fatality Offshore

The Maritime Union of Australia passes on its sincerest condolences to Andrew Kelly’s family after the seafaring member was crushed between two containers working off the coast of Dampier yesterday.

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Breakthrough Win in NSCOP Battle

Against the odds, the Maritime Union of Australia achieved an upset win in its ongoing campaign for a National Stevedoring Code of Practice with members of Safe Work Australia yesterday voting to approve it as a code. 

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MUA Recognises International Workers' Memorial Day

The Maritime Union of Australia has joined the chorus of unions in remembering the millions of people who are killed or injured at work each year.

This year the MUA is supporting the Australian Council of Trade Union’s moves to make company directors liable for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) fines resulting from workplace deaths.

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