Queensland Branch

Queensland Branch MUA

Queensland maritime coastline is just shy of 7,000 kilometres with an area of coverage extending from Weipa on the western side of Cape York to the border with New South Wales at the holiday destination of the Tweed. The coastline is diverse in its geographical landscape and so is the MUA coverage in this State. Towage extends from Weipa in the North as well as regular sailings on the MUA manned vessels from the Port to Gladstone. Ever developing industry in the State needs to be balanced against unique eco-systems including the Great Barrier Reef. The importance of well trained seafarers is paramount in sustaining the balance. The major trading container Port is Brisbane with three Terminal operations with major commodity exports in the Central area of Gladstone, Mackay, Townsville and the surrounding bulk Ports in the North.

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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: 7 Jul 2020

Branch Administrator
Full-time position (Maternity Leave Contract)
Location: Brisbane
An opportunity is available to join the Queensland Branch of the MUA, based in Brisbane, in a Maternity Leave Contract role that provides administrative and member service support to The Maritime Union of Australia.
The contract is expected to be up to 10 months. 

Published: 15 Jun 2020

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

Published: 22 May 2020

Dozens of students in the Wynnum area have received tablet computers or other essential supplies to allow them to undertake home-schooling during the COVID-19 crisis, thanks to the generosity of wharfies at the Patrick container terminal in Brisbane.
Maritime Union of Australia members raised more than $5,000 in just seven days to support local families struggling due to job losses or economic hardship, providing 25 tablet computers along with stationary items.

Published: 8 Apr 2020

The MUA Queensland Branch News is available now.
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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.

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Published: 21 Feb 2020

The Maritime Union of Australia Division of the CFMMEU (MUA) and The Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) are making waves in the Cairns diving industry after the Fair Work Commission ruled, “on the balance of probabilities employees are regularly working hours in excess of the maximum daily hours under the Diving Industry Award,” in a case against a local dive company.

Published: 19 Feb 2020

Maritime Union of Australia Queensland Branch statement in response to Smit Lamnalco Towage Australia (SLTA) Press Statement.

In response to the ordinary and unprofessional response to the MUA pursuing safety and outcomes for its members we provide the following response.

Published: 4 Feb 2020

The MUA Queensland Branch News is available now. 

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Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney