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: 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

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: 25 Oct 2020

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A Division of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union




Annual General Meeting to be held:

10am Wednesday 25 November 2020
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.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney