Tasmania Branch News

Vale Barry Emery WWF Veteran

The Tasmanian Branch would like to send on their deepest sympathy and condolences to Union Member Robert Emery and the Emery Family on the passing of WWF Veteran Barry Emery. Barry was a proud WWF member and will be sorely missed.

Vale Barry "Mick" Emery 9.9.1930 - 5.8.2018


Vale Comrade Pat Saltmarsh


We are saddened by the news of the passing of WWF and MUA stalwart Pat Saltmarsh.

Pat was a very active member of the Union right up until his death.

The President of the Burnie Branch of the WWF and an active committee members well past his working days.

Pat leaves behind sons Glenn, Robert and Simon. He now joins his wife Elizabeth.


A funeral service will be held on Thursday 21st June at 2pm at Parkside Burnie.


Vale Pat Saltmarsh 3/5/1934 - 15/6/2018

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National Council Offshore Report 2017

Comrades the following is from Deputy National Secretary Will Tracey from National Council on the Offshore.

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Protecting Our Lifeline - The future of Tasmania's Maritime Industry


King Island Shipping Submission - MUA Tasmania


The following link is a submission that the Tasmanian Branch have put forward regarding King Island Shipping, an inquiry was called by Ruth Forrest MLC seeking submissions into the Shipping and Freight future of the island.


The submission states the MUA’s position and recommendations for the future of King Island Shipping after close to 12 months of nothing short of a debacle at the hand of the Hodgman Liberal Government.


The submission was sent to the Tasmanian Legislative Council.


King Island Shipping Submission 



Amalgamation Ballot Notice CFMEU, MUA & TCFUA



Maritime Union of Australia members always happy to help

Each year wharfies from Toll Burnie, seafarers and maritime workers from across the state come together for an MUA Anzac Day Golf Tournament to raise money for a local charity whilst also having a bit of fun.
This year was no different, once the frost has melted and Anzac Day services were coming to a close, sixty or so MUA members gathered in Burnie for the annual MUA Golf Day.


This year the dollars were flowing rapidly to help those doing it tougher than most; members raised $2750 to give to City Mission’s can/ food drive.



MUA members and Golf day organisers Andrew Spinks and Bill Jongschaap joined Alisha Bull, MUA Tasmania Deputy Secretary to make a presentation to the City Mission team in Burnie. (Pictured here with Scott from City Mission)



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Disclosures to the Members for the 2016 Financial Year TAS

Detailed in following document is the information required to be disclosed to the members as per the governing rules of the MUA. 

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Tasmanian Branch Trailers


MUA Golf Day 2016

MUA Anzac Day Golf Day 2016

Another well played day by all. Good laughs, OK scores and more importantly big dollars raised for local charity.

Thanks to the sponsors Aquamarine, MMPCU, AJL , Toll Shipping, BRM, Burnie Gentlemans Club, MDC, Toll Shipping Social Club and the Burnie Golf Club.

See you again next year!

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