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Published: 3 Sep 2022

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Australians are urged to pause today and remember the significant contribution Australian seafarers have made to the country’s security and economic success, and the importance of the industry to the nation’s future.

One in eight Australian merchant seafarers sacrificed their lives during World War II — a casualty rate that was higher than those suffered by any of the armed forces — in an effort to maintain supplies of goods and materials vital for the war effort.

Published: 28 Oct 2021

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The Maritime Union of Australia is again urging the WA Government to intervene in the desperate situation that has Australia’s Maritime and Oil and Gas industries on the verge of shutdowns if West Australia’s hard border to Eastern States remains in place.


WA’s hard border with Australia’s Eastern states is blocking Australian workers with safety-critical skills from getting back to Western Australia.


Published: 30 Aug 2021

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Maritime Union of Australia congratulates NPRAG and the CFMEU on their principled defence of Willow Grove

The Maritime Union of Australia Sydney Branch today congratulated the North Parramatta Residents Action Group and the CFMEU for their principled defence of the historic Willow Grove in Parramatta.

“The leadership shown by the CFMEU in this struggle is a beacon for the entire union movement. The MUA was proud to stand in support of the CFMEU Green Ban, as we will every single time we are called upon to do so” said MUA Sydney Branch Secretary Paul Keating.

Published: 17 May 2019

The Maritime Union of Australia wishes to record our sympathies and condolences to Bob Hawke’s family on their loss. He was a loyal respected and consistently determined friend and comrade of Australian Seafarers, Waterside Workers and Port and harbour workers.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney