Northern Territory Branch

Known as the Gateway to the North, the port is the nation's hub for trade in the region and is rapidly expanding, with the AU$200 million port facilities at East Arm linking with the Adelaide to Darwin railway and, by sea lane to Asia.

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Northern Territory Branch Resources

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: 23 Jul 2020

MUA National Indigenous Officer Thomas Mayor speaks from the heart about the Black Lives Matter movement and why its important to us. 

Published: 21 Jul 2020

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Published: 15 Jun 2020

The latest edition of the Maritime Workers Journal is out now. Read it here

Published: 13 Apr 2020

MUA achieve agreement to get ship’s crew health checks
The NT Branch of the MUA has worked with the NT Government to ensure the safety of waterfront workers and ships crew.
The NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles has written to Branch Secretary Andy Burford to confirm that all ships crew coming into Darwin port will have health checks for COVID19 symptoms.

Published: 2 Apr 2020

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The Maritime Union of Australia has today raised concerns about container ships sailing towards Darwin Port in the next few days claiming they pose a clear health risk workers and the community. NT Deputy Branch Secretary for the Maritime Union of Australia Thomas Mayor.
Listen to the interview here 

Published: 1 Apr 2020

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Three container ships that departed foreign ports in recent days are due to dock in Darwin this week, despite failing to undertake the 14 day coronavirus quarantine period, posing a clear health risk to workers and the community.

Published: 17 Mar 2020

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We are demanding that the Morrison Government guarantee two weeks paid special leave for all workers.
Working people need to know they don’t have to make the decision between going to work sick, or self-isolating and not being able to pay their bills.
Stopping the spread of coronavirus is vital, but Scott Morrison’s response so far has been dangerously inadequate.
The government must ensure that all workers have paid special leave - if you’re sick and don’t have sick leave entitlements or if you’re forced to self-quarantine.

Why is this important?

Published: 27 Sep 2019

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The national biennial conference will be held in Devonport Tasmania on 12-14 November.
The conference will be sponsored by the Spirit of Tasmania so attendees will travel Melbourne to Devonport Monday 11th via the ship and can fly out of Devonport late afternoon 14th or 15th or transport to Launceston airport can be arranged.
Cost: $200


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney