South Australia Branch

South Australia Branch MUA

The South Australian Branch is committed to ensuring all members are supported and participate in decisions that govern their respective working lives.

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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: 25 Oct 2020

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THE MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA DIVISION
A Division of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS of the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISIONAL BRANCH

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISIONAL BRANCH

Annual General Meeting to be held:

Wednesday 25 November 2020
10am
MUA Hall

65 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide

The Annual General Meeting of Members of the Division is being held to consider:



Published: 9 Oct 2020

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7 October 2020

Morrison and the gang took time off from the pandemic last week to indulge in something much more to their liking – bashing the unions. The victim in this instance was the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), currently engaged in an industrial campaign against the notorious Patrick multi-national at the Port Botany container terminal.



Published: 8 Oct 2020

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Before the onslaught of COVID-19, Svitzer were in the middle of National Enterprise Agreement (EA) negotiations. The company used the pandemic to their advantage, as most big business have, and decided to stop negotiating and began changing Svitzer conditions through attacks on POPs (port operating procedures). Svitzer introduced a document of 30 claims that effectively obliterated all the Union won conditions over the past century.



Published: 8 Oct 2020

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We recently navigated the murky waters of a false alcohol reading we believe was influenced by pizza. Yes, you read that correctly!

Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal have a zero-tolerance policy but Branch Committee Delegate and FACT ERC Delegate Brett Larkin blew over when he presented for night shift.

Brett had not consumed alcohol that day, but he had just eaten a pepperoni pizza.



Published: 8 Oct 2020

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Shipping and leave for key personnel has delayed progress on EBA discussions. MUA Branch wrote to Flinders Logistics management with claims developed by the rank and file. A further meeting will be held Friday 9 October via video conference and in person.



Published: 8 Oct 2020

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This is an SA wide EA that covers the bulk grain loaders in Adelaide, Wallaroo, Port Giles, Port Lincoln and Thevenard. Fortunately, there is a good level of optimism about this season’s harvest with a subsequent likely increase in shipping volumes across the state. With bargaining commenced and the EA expiring in November this united and well organised workforce is well positioned to achieve a positive outcome.



Published: 8 Oct 2020

Sunday Shift Payments Viterra Terminal:
Late in 2019 Viterra introduced a new Kronos pay system and reduced the Sunday Night Shift payment, arguing that they had previously overpaid the shifts. The matter has been unsuccessfully conciliated in the Fair Work Commission and will now be pursued by the union as an underpayment in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET).



Published: 8 Oct 2020

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On Friday 25th September on the Climate Day of Action the MUA relaunched our campaign for Offshore Wind.

Offshore wind could play a big role in decarbonising the electricity system in Australia. Three huge offshore wind projects are in the works in Australia: Star of the South off Gippsland, Victoria, Newcastle Offshore Wind off NSW, and the Mid-West Wind and Solar Project south

of Geraldton in WA. These projects connect the immense renewable energy resources off our coasts with the existing transmission lines, population and industry built near the coast.



Published: 8 Oct 2020

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MUA members in South Australia – along with everyone else in the State- got some startling news last week. “MUA members in Port Botany holding Patricks to ransom, urgent medical supplies being held up, greedy wharfies after a 6% payrise-already on $170K, 40 container ships waiting outside of Sydney waiting to get into the Port Botany Terminal.”



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Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney