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RMTU Inaugural Women's Forum: New Zealand

MUA National Women's Committee representative Krista Grace attended the first RMTU women's conference in New Zealand

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Working Women Organise For Equality in Male Dominated Workplaces

There are many struggles for women in the workplace and when that workplace is male dominated the struggles are more amplified.
 
Biannually Women in Male Dominated Occupations and Industries (WiMDOI) gather to discuss these struggles and form initiatives on how to overcome issues both in the workplace and at home.

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ACTU Women's Conference 2014

The MUA sent a delegation of rank-and-file women to attend a two-day ACTU Women’s Conference in Melbourne in August. This report was compiled by attendees Fremantle tug worker Karen Wheatland and seafarer Sarah Maguire

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MUA Women Awarded For Excellence

Two MUA women have won awards this week highlighting their strength and commitment to our union and industry.

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Gender Pay Gap Increase Reinforces Need to Fight

Women, feminists and supporters turned out in droves for the inaugural Unions NSW Equal Pay dinner at Cockle Bay in Sydney to highlight the fact that the gap between men and women’s pay has actually increased. 

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Sinn Fein’s Mary Lou McDonald: A Leader in the Struggle

The MUA, in conjunction with the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, has invited two Sinn Fein leaders to Australia as supporters of the Irish party’s cause. 

One of the leaders was Sinn Fein Vice President Mary Lou McDonald, who is tipped to take over the party upon Gerry Adams’ retirement.

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Myers and Cain Representing the MUA on the World Stage

The MUA has cemented their strength in the areas of women and youth having both candidates elected into their respective positions as ITF Representatives.

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International Unions Jump Onboard MUA's White Ribbon Campaign

In launching its own White Ribbon Campaign the Federation of Transport Trade Unions of Bulgaria have recognised the efforts of the Maritime Union of Australia.

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MUA Women at ALP Women's Conference

3 MUA Women attended the ALP Women's conference in August in Canberra. Linda Morich, WA OHS Officer, Mary Prout, Stevedore and Ashleigh Telford, MUA National Office joined 300 women to debate the issues important to women in the Labor Party.

 

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Revisiting Affirmative Action: National Labor Women’s Conference 2014

Three MUA Women attended the ALP Women's Conference held in Canberra in August. Linda Morich, WA OHS Officer, Mary Prout, Stevedore and Ashleigh Telford, MUA National Communications Officer joined 300 women to debate the issues important to women in the Labor Party.

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Pregnancy Discrimination Highlights Need For Changes to Workplace Laws

The Human Rights Commission’s report into pregnancy and return to work highlights the need for the Government to strengthen workplace laws to stop discrimination against women at work.

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Thirty Years of the Anna Stewart Memorial Project

National women’s committee member, Krista Grace, is also a participant in the Anna Stewart Memorial Project. As part of the project Krista spent a week shadowing the officials in the Victorian Branch.

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Inquiry Into Domestic Violence A Step In The Right Direction

The MUA wholeheartedly welcomes the proposed Senate Inquiry into domestic violence announced last week.

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The Abbott Budget: What It Means For Women

It has been the practice for over thirty years for Federal Governments to produce a Women’s Budget Statement as one element of the official Budget Papers.  In 2014 this practice ceased without explanation from the Government.

The National Foundation for Australian Women, a non-politically aligned feminist organisation, in conjunction with experts from a range of organisations, has taken up the task of analysing the implications of the Budget 2014-15 through a gender lens.

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MUA Calls For Allegations of Sexism to be Investigated

The Maritime Union of Australia in WA has threatened to take Mermaid Marine to the Equal Opportunity Commission if it continues to refuse to investigate an allegation of sexism in the workplace.

 

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Iron Boat Day Honours Women in Shipping

Out on the waterfront at Newcastle harbour the sun shined on the 200 Maritime Union of Australia members and supporters who had gathered to celebrate Iron Boat day, which this year coincided with International Women’s Day.

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Women speak out for Qatar Airways staff on March 8th

Today, women around the world will be backing staff at Qatar Airways (QR) who are subject to victimisation and mistreatment for, International Women’s Day.
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Over $100,000 Raised To Prevent Violence Against Women

An impressive $100,000 has been raised for White Ribbon Australia at a charity lunch hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Spirit of Tasmania.
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ITF Launches Guide to Fighting Violence Against Women

Global union the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is launching a guide on how to combat violence against women as part of its support for the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Monday, 25 November.
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National inquiry into pregnancy and returning to work is now open for submissions

An Inquiry into discrimination of pregnant women and people who return to work after taking parental leave will soon be conducted and the ACTU is calling on unions and union members to contribute to the inquiry.
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