MUA members were out in droves over the weekend taking part in May Day marches held in all capital cities and most regional towns.Read more
MUA members past and present joined other union leaders and members of Parliament for the launch of a new book by Greg Combet today.Read more
|[Picture: (L to R): Paddy Crumlin and Greg Combet launch the Hunterlink Recovery Services Helpline.]|
Paddy Crumlin, national secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), and Tony Maher, General President of the Mining and Energy Division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) issued the following statement regarding the decision by Greg Combet to not contest the upcoming election and retire from politics:
"Working Australians could hardly have had a better friend, ally and advocate in the halls of power than Greg Combet. His decision to leave government is a great loss to the nation and to the union movement. Parliament will miss his passion, intelligence and commitment to advancing the dignity and power of workers.
Greg came from the trade union ranks, and his work in government was a continuation of his significant contributions to the union movement. Greg worked for the Waterside Workers Federation in the lead up to the formation of the MUA and is one of only two non-members of the MUA to be awarded life membership by the union.Read more
For the first time in Australia, workers nationwide will have access to a 24-hour helpline providing assistance with substance abuse, suicide prevention, counselling and early intervention support.Read more
Climate Change Minister Greg Combet on Monday addressed a rally of supporters of the carbon tax - many of them members of the Maritime Union of Australia's Veterans Association.Read more