Southern NSW Branch

The Southern New South Wales Branch covers approximately 500 members from Port Kembla to Eden. Our members work in Towage, Stevedoring, Diving, Port Services, Maintenance and Marine Operations. We also have Seafaring members who work on traditional Bluewater Trading Vessels, Offshore Oil / Gas / Construction and Dredging Industries. The branch is very active within the struggles of the local Communities and Unions. We are an affiliate of the South Coast Labour Council, and a member of the Port Kembla Port Unions Committee.

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: 16 Sep 2020

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Published: 21 Aug 2020

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MUA Press Release 
 
The National Cabinet must use today’s meeting to establish “green lanes” to allow interstate travel by maritime workers, with hundreds currently unable to travel to work or get home after being at sea. 
 
The Maritime Union of Australia said travel restrictions and border closures between Australian states and territories had led to a situation where many Australian seafarers were isolated at sea, unable to get home to their families, with replacement crew members also unable to join the vessels.
 



Published: 14 Aug 2020

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The ITF, the Maritime Union of Australia, AMOU, and AIMPE made a submission to the special commission of inquiry into the Ruby Princess. 
 
You can read the submission here: https://rubyprincessinquiry.nsw.gov.au/assets/scirp/files/Final-submissions-from-Unions-redacted-2020.07.14.pdf



Published: 28 Jul 2020

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MUA members are invited to register your interest in this online course 
Please register your interest in this course by clicking here: https://www.mua.org.au/forms/voice-treaty-truth-advocacy-online-course
 
 



Published: 15 Jun 2020

The latest edition of the Maritime Workers Journal is out now. Read it here 
https://issuu.com/maritimeunionau1/docs/mjw_winter2020_main_issuu



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: 4 Jan 2020

Maritime Union of Australia offices in Newcastle, Sydney, Port Kembla, Melbourne, Devonport, Adelaide and Fremantle are now collection points for donations for the bushfire relief effort.

We are collecting:

Non perishable food items. Including longlife milk and drinks, pet food etc

Clothing in clean and good condition

Personal hygiene items for adults and children. Wipes, Nappies, Feminine Hygiene Products, Toothpaste, Soap etc

You can donate in normal business hours at the following addresses: 

NEWCASTLE 406-408 King St Ncle West



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



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