8.1.1916 - 30.7.2016
Abraham Jerome (Jock) Levy OAM was a Sydney wharfie and communist who formed an integral part of the famous and ground breaking film unit in the WWF that was one of the first and most effective independent film making and documentary initiatives in Australia, which not only captured the great history and struggles of our unions political and industrial history but went on to inspire a new generation of independent film makers in Australia that remains a national focus today.Read more
Last week UK Labour Party MP, Jo Cox, was gunned don on the street while working in her Electorate. The MUA and ITF are outraged by the incident and have expressed their condolences to Jo's family:Read more
Leslie Joseph Parsonage Symes, former ITF Coordinator has died aged 82. See National Secretary Paddy Crumlin's announcement below.Read more
Former Steward's Union National Secretary, Seamen's Union of Australia and Maritime Union of Australia Assistant National Secretary, Ken McLeod, has passed away. See this notification from National Secretary Paddy Crumlin.Read more
The national and international trade union movement is in mourning following the passing of one of its great leaders and visionaries, former Seamens’ Union of Australia federal secretary Pat Geraghty.Read more
I am very sad to report our retired National Secretary Pat Geraghty has passed away overnight from medical complications following a heart problem last week. Our first thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his loving family, who with others, have stood vigil with him at his bedside and elsewhere in preparation for his final voyage. The family wish to reach out and thank everyone for the overwhelming messages of support and want you to know that they have found great strength and peace through that support.Read more
It is with great sadness that the Northern Territory Branch advises that Nevada Lee Jones passed away last week at 38-years-old.Read more
The MUA is in mourning after Seamen’s Union legend, Bill Langlois passed away at 92-years-old on September 26.
MUA National Secretary Paddy Crumlin said Bill would be remembered as a tough activist with a big heart who loved the SUA and the comrades he met along the way.