Tasmania Branch

MUA Tasmania Branch

The Tasmanian Branch of The Maritime Union of Australia centres on the key transport providers linking the island with the mainland. These are the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service, Searoad and Toll Shipping.

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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: 23 Dec 2020

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An outbreak of COVID infections at a Chilean research base, forcing the costly and challenging air evacuation of 36 people from Antarctica, has highlighted the serious health risk posed by the Australian Antarctic Division’s insistence on using foreign seafarers for their upcoming summer mission.

The outbreak at the General Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme research base resulted in 26 members of the Chilean army and 10 maintenance workers becoming infected, while three crew members from a support ship that visited the base have also tested positive.

Published: 17 Dec 2020

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Position Vacant: National Legal Officer – VIC/TAS
• Work Type: Fulltime
• Location: Melbourne, VIC

The Maritime Union of Australia Division (MUA) of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) is seeking an experienced legal practitioner to provide legal and strategic industrial advice and representation to the Officials and Members of the MUA.

Published: 8 Dec 2020

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) is being urged to abandon its plan to use foreign seafarers without adequate Antarctic experience to crew the MPV Everest, which will temporarily replace the iconic Aurora Australis this summer following construction delays to permanent replacement vessel the RSV Nuyina.

The Everest, which is due to arrive in Burnie from China this Friday (11 December) before continuing to Hobart, is a foreign-flagged vessel crewed entirely by foreign seafarers employed by Singapore-based crewing agent Kuiper.

Published: 30 Nov 2020

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Seafarers are warning of significant COVID, environmental and employment issues on-board the icebreaker contracted by the Australian Antarctic Division for this summer following the retirement of the iconic Aurora Australis.

The warnings come as it was revealed the MPV Everest, which was contracted for this summer after construction delays prevented the arrival of the Aurora’s permanent replacement vessel the RSV Nuyina, would be crewed by foreign seafarers who have never worked in the Australian Antarctic Territory.

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.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney