Newcastle Branch

Newcastle – the MUA’s Northern NSW Branch – is one the oldest unionised ports in Australia, shipping coal to England in the early 1800s. It was also once a vibrant port for river-boat cargo and passenger services along the Hunter, Clarence and northern river ports. Today, it is a very diverse port, stevedoring cargoes of bulk wheat, coal, aluminum, fertilizers and general goods. It is the biggest tonnage port in Australia and the biggest coal export port in the world. The Port of Newcastle is currently undergoing expansion at the old BHP steel site for general cargo and at the Kooragang Island coal terminal.

The branch covers around 600 port authority employees, workers at the bulk facilities, painters and dockers, tugs and linesmen, seafarers and stevedoring workers. The branch campaigns for better pensions, health services and financial support for the port's expansion. Newcastle is also the headquarters of the MUA's Veterans Association.

Published: 23 Mar 2020

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During this current COVID-19 health crisis we have brought together the following information for members.
What is Coronavirus
Workplace Health and Safety Obligations
The Maritime Union of Australia has made the following demands on governments and employers during this global health crisis.



Published: 15 Sep 2022

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Paddy Crumlin
National Secretary
Maritime Union of Australia
 
Statement on maritime employers' comments about Australian port productivity
 
15 September 2022
 


Published: 9 Sep 2022

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Paddy Crumlin
National Secretary
Maritime Union of Australia
 
Statement in Response to Productivity Commission’s Draft Report into Maritime Logistics
 
9 September 2022
 
 
 


Published: 30 Aug 2022

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The 21st Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture – 26 August 2022

Thomas Mayor

Walking on our land our way – The momentum towards a constitutional right to be heard

 

Acknowledgements

 

Firstly, I acknowledge and pay my respects to Gurindji people, your Country and Elders, and I thank the Gurindji Board and your community for trusting me to deliver this lecture in honour of a very special man, Vincent Lingiari.

 



Published: 29 Aug 2022

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THOMAS MAYOR

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS OFFICER

MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA

 



Published: 4 Aug 2022

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The MUA has always worked on the basis that Peace is Union Business. Hiroshima Day is one of those major national peace action days.

 

Here are the locations and details for the peace rally near you. 

 

Commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki - National Peace Rallies 5 – 6 August

 

Adelaide - South Australia

Friday 5 August

12.30 pm

Beehive Cnr (Rundle Mall & King Williams st)



Published: 4 Aug 2022

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day celebrations 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to celebrate the strength and culture of our children.
 


Published: 3 Aug 2022

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Militant managers at Svitzer Tugs determined to trash towage labour negotiations

MUA / AMOU / AIMPE MEDIA RELEASE

 

04 AUGUST 2022

 

Militant Managers at Svitzer Tugs determined to trash towage labour negotiations

 


Published: 21 Jul 2022

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Resolution: Svitzer Towage

 

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Various militant employers are seeking s225 terminations of their Enterprise Agreements as either a bargaining tool or because bargaining has failed to deliver their desired outcomes. This includes transport companies such as Qantas, manufacturers such as Tuftmaster and logistics companies such as Patrick Terminals.

 



Published: 19 Jul 2022

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GLEN WILLIAMS
NEWCASTLE BRANCH SECRETARY – MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA

MEDIA RELEASE

 GRAINCORP SCOPES OUT SCAB WORKFORCE FOR NEWCASTLE PORT

19 JULY 2022

 



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