Victoria Branch

The Victorian Branch of the MUA has a long proud history with the first political activity taking place around the eight hour day campaign.

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: 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: 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: 16 Dec 2020

Victoria Branch Picnic Day

Due to Covid-19 government restrictions we sadly advise you that our Picnic Day has been cancelled.

On behalf of the Victorian Branch, I would like to thank all our members for your continued understanding and patience during 2020. We hope you and your family are staying strong and enjoy the time spent together this Christmas, we look forward to a great New Year!



Stay Safe,

Shane Stevens

Victorian Branch Secretary

Published: 11 Dec 2020

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A maritime pollution incident in Port Phillip Bay this week, involving diesel spilling overboard during refuelling operations, appears to have been caused by the use of inexperienced foreign seafarers who had been flown into Australia to replace the vessel’s local crew.

The incident occurred when the new crew were attempting to refuel the MMA Coral, an offshore supply ship operated by MMA Offshore, for the first time after replacing the Australian crew last week.

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: 26 Nov 2020

Oldtimers Xmas Luncheon at the Branch


Please be advised that the Oldtimers function has been cancelled for this year.

Unfortunately, this decision has been taken out of our hands. The Victorian Government's Roadmap from Covid 19, does not allow us to hold the function as per previous years.

We acknowledge that this decision is disappointing. Our ultimate concern is for the health and wellbeing of all invited members, family and friends.

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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