It is with great sadness that I report to members the sudden passing of international union communications stalwart and activist Andrew Casey, who died unexpectedly in Sydney on Thursday.
Andrew was a tireless fighter for justice, human rights and refugees.
Desmond “Gunner” Harrison passed away on 11 September at the age of 92.
It's my sad duty to let you know Comrade Jim Steele has just passed away in Brisbane following a recent fall . He was with his immediate family and retired Presiding Officer Mick Carr.
It has been a sad day for our union as I have to inform that Taffy Pat Sweetensen has also passed away. Another giant of the Australian and international trade union movement Taff has been in poor health for a period of time now. Known and loved for his toughness and leadership Taffy came from an international comradeship of the sea and socialist movement from a time when class struggle , war and the constant campaign for peace defined his trade union and seafaring life.
It is with the greatest regret to report that staunch Delegate and beloved MUA member Brendan Ingleson passed away on Tuesday morning.
I have been advised by Carole Furlow, John’s wife, that John had passed away recently and she was keen for his former shipmates and MUA members to be aware of his passing.