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: 15 Jan 2021

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The Women, First Nations and Youth leadership of the MUA are continuing the online monthly meetings. Tuesday 19th January, 2021 the First Nations Committee is the host with special guest traditional land management expert, Victor Steffensen. Victor leads the Firesticks Alliance, working to care for country and revitalise the understanding and practice of traditional burning. He is also an author of a bestselling book on the subject: ‘Fire Country’, published by Hardie Grant Books. 



Published: 29 Dec 2020

National Council of the MUA met on the 16th December 2020 in light of ongoing developments across the broader union. Comrade Chris Cain is being supported as the National Secretary Elect of the CFMMEU.



Published: 25 Dec 2020

A Christmas Message and 2020 wrap up from Paddy Crumlin

https://youtu.be/COAQKkkVcog



Published: 28 Nov 2020

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The MUA is joining the global 16 days of Activism for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

 

Join us by distributing our workplace flyer which can be downloaded by clicking here

 



Published: 12 Nov 2020

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Maritime Union of Australia members working on Svitzer Australia tugs are undertaking limited forms of legally protected industrial action in response to the company’s attempt to strip away workers’ rights and conditions.

Svitzer Australia is owned by highly-profitable multinational shipping conglomerate Maersk, the largest container ship and supply vessel operator in the world.



Published: 27 Oct 2020

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Photo: Minister Mark Bailey and Scott Stewart MP for Townsville with Maritime Workers in Townsville today

 

Today’s announcement that a re-elected Palaszczuk Government would invest $21 million over two years to revitalise Queensland’s shipping industry has been welcomed by the Maritime Union of Australia as a vital step to create local jobs and strengthen supply lines.



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Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney