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: 26 Oct 2020

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

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS of the SYDNEY DIVISIONAL BRANCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SYDNEY DIVISIONAL BRANCH

Annual General Meeting to be held:

Tuesday 24 November 2020

10am



Published: 11 Oct 2020

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Tourist numbers on Sydney's most popular harbour route will be slashed if the NSW Government presses ahead with their plan to retire the internationally recognised doubled-ended Manly ferries from next year.

The Maritime Union of Australia said the proposal to replace the four Freshwater ferries with Emerald-class catamarans would see passenger capacity slashed from 1,100 down to 400 per trip, with the new ferries unable to operate to the same swell limit while crossing the Heads.



Published: 1 Oct 2020

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A marathon two-day conciliation hearing before the Fair Work Commission has failed to resolve the current waterfront dispute after container terminal operator Patrick rejected the Maritime Union of Australia’s formal peace offer.

In an updated offer to the company this morning, the union offered to extend the rollover period of the existing workplace agreement to two years — provided an extended period of industrial certainty — along with industry-standard 2.5 per cent a year pay rises.



Published: 29 Sep 2020

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The Maritime Union of Australia will today use a conciliation hearing of the Fair Work Commission to formally offer a peace deal to Patrick that could deliver an immediate end to all industrial action at the company’s container terminals.

The union proposal would see the company’s existing workplace agreement extended for 12 months, maintaining the status quo with existing terms and conditions, while providing a reasonable 2.5 per cent pay rise to wharfies.



Published: 29 Sep 2020

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Ships lines workers in Port Botany today held a protest at the Caltex head office in Sydney over their ongoing contract with lines operator Port and Harbour Services.

MUA Sydney Branch Deputy Secretary Paul Keating said “We will defend our members right to work – no matter what the cost. We call on Caltex and all maritime industry players to withdraw all relations with this pariah company”.



Published: 28 Sep 2020

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False claims that limited, legally-protected industrial action at Patrick’s Port Botany container terminal is causing major shipping delays, including to medical supplies, are nothing more than an attempt to use community fear to force through attacks on workplace rights, according to the Maritime Union of Australia.



Published: 25 Sep 2020

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A breakthrough in negotiations between the Maritime Union of Australia and the nation’s largest container terminal operator is set to deliver a new workplace agreement by the end of September, ending long-running industrial negotiations.

DP World Australia, which operates container terminals in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Fremantle, has notified workers that it anticipates finalising workplace agreements with the union by 30 September.

The progress to resolve the long-running dispute follows productive negotiations between the MUA and DPWA this week.



Published: 22 Sep 2020

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Ships lines workers in Port Botany have declared today that they will “do anything it takes” to protect their jobs from scab operator Port and Harbour Services.

Maritime Union of Australia Sydney Branch Deputy Secretary Paul Keating said: “We will defend our members’ right to work – no matter what the cost. We call on Caltex and all maritime industry players to withdraw all relations with this pariah company.”



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