Sydney Branch

Sydney Branch MUA

The Sydney Branch has a long history with the earliest organised wharfies banding together here in Australia’s first city as far back as 1872 with the Sydney Wharf Labourers Union on the now iconic Hungry Mile.

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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: 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:

Published: 15 Jun 2020

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

Published: 9 Apr 2020

2SER-FM Sydney interviews Warren Smith on the car convoy for #noworkerleftbehind
Listen Here 

Published: 6 Apr 2020

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Container terminal operator Hutchison Ports withheld coronavirus information from their workforce while allowing the site to operate after they knew of a positive COVID-19 test result. The positive worker had undertaken six shifts in the terminal since March 24. A second case has now been revealed amongst the terminal workforce.
Despite these cases, Hutchison refuses to share potential exposure and contact information with the workforce or the union, further risking workplace and community transmission due to company inaction.

Published: 31 Mar 2020

The MUA has made a Submission to the NSW independent bushfire inquiry. 
A copy of the submission can be found here

Published: 26 Mar 2020

Olympic Park: Maritime workers to take to the streets to protest NRMA throwing Sydney ferry workers into financial ruin.
A convoy of maritime workers will today protest outside the headquarters of motoring giant NRMA, angered by the company’s move to stand down more than 100 workers employed on Sydney ferry services without providing a cent in financial assistance.

Published: 25 Mar 2020

Listen to Paul Garrett MUA Sydney Branch Assistant Secretary speaking to Frank Kelly on Radio National 26 March 2020

Published: 25 Mar 2020

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Two of the nation’s biggest ferry operators have used the COVID-19 pandemic to justify the mass sacking of workers without any notice period or option to take special leave, according to the Maritime Union of Australia.
SeaLink Travel Group, which operates 13 vessels on Sydney harbour under the Captain Cook Cruises brand, has terminated approximately 130 staff, while the NRMA, which operates Manly Fast Ferry and Fantasea Cruising, last night axed approximately 50 workers.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney