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: 8 Sep 2020

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The Federal Government should explore a public takeover of Australia’s second largest oil refinery, rather than offer yet more taxpayer subsidies, after owner Viva Energy warned of its potential closure.
 
The Geelong plant supplies around 10 per cent of Australia's liquid fuel needs, processing up to 120,000 barrels of oil a day, and is one of only four domestic oil refineries still in operation.
 



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: 9 Aug 2020

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The Federal Court has handed a major legal victory to 10 Australian seafarers who undertook a two-month sit-in to prevent their vessel, the MV Portland, from being replaced by foreign flag-of-convenience ships crewed by exploited workers.
 
The seafarers and their union, the Maritime Union of Australia, have been in a five-and-a-half year legal battle with the Fair Work Ombudsman, which is seeking fines and damages over allegations the crew’s refusal to leave the vessel constituted unlawful industrial action.
 



Published: 5 Aug 2020

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General information on the Permitted Worker Scheme
From 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August, workplaces in Melbourne must be closed unless:



Published: 5 Aug 2020

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Comrades,
 
Due to Stage 4 restrictions on businesses in Melbourne, the Victoria branch office will be working remotely commencing Thursday 6th August 2020.
 
The branch office phone number will be answered and member’s administrative needs will be met. The branch phone number is 03 9329 5477
 
Myself and the other officials as always are available on our mobile phones.



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: 22 May 2020

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On Wednesday May 20 it was 6 years since the tragic death of our comrade Anthony Attard in Melbourne. This year like every year since MUA Victoria branch held a memorial service. 
 
 
 
National Secretary Paddy Crumlin wrote this letter to be read at the service
 
Dear Comrades, 
 
I'm sorry I couldn't be there today in person due to the current restrictions and difficulties with travel 
 



Published: 13 Apr 2020

 
 
Workers at Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at Webb Dock in Melbourne have overwhelmingly rejected management's non-union enterprise agreement..
 
The current enterprise agreement, the only non-union agreement at an Australian container terminal, is due to expire on 19 October 2020. The company had attempted to roll this arrangement over.
 



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