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: 19 Aug 2019

The long-lost shipwreck of the SS Iron Corwn was found this year off Victorian coast, 77 years after being torpedoed by Japanese submarine in WWII

This Merchant Navy Day the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne will host a special memorial service for the SS Iron Crown 

Hear from Emily Jateff who was Chief Scientist on board RV Investigator when it discovered the final resting place of SS Iron Crown. The vessel, sunk by a Japanese submarine off the Victorian coastline in June 1942, was discovered in 2019 in a collaboration between CSIRO and Heritage Victoria.

Published: 13 Aug 2019

The Federal Court has today made interlocutory orders in respect of a matter involving the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining, and Energy Union (the MUA) and DP World Melbourne Limited (DP World).  

Pursuant to this order, the MUA, whether by its officers, employees, delegates, agents or howsoever otherwise, is restrained from organising, encouraging, procuring, or inducing any person employed by DP World to perform crane or straddle operations at the West Swanson Terminal (Relevant Employees), to:

Published: 9 Aug 2019

  • Work Type:Full-time
  • Location: Melbourne (some travel over short periods required)

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: 5 Aug 2019

Morrison Government negotiations to access America's fuel reserve an inadequate stop-gap that does little to protect Australia’s fuel security

Published: 1 Aug 2019

The Federal Court has today made an interim order in respect of a matter involving the MUA and DP World Melbourne Limited.

Pursuant to the order, the MUA is required to communicate to members who are employed by DP World Melbourne Limited to perform crane or straddle operations at the West Swanson Terminal, that industrial action is to cease and not occur, and is not authorised by the MUA.

For the purposes of the order and this communication, industrial action is defined as:

Published: 25 Jul 2019

Global dock workers unions are sending solidarity messages and letters to DP World in support of Australian Wharfies

ITF Affiliates around the world are sending letters to DP World management. As they come in they will be posted here


Published: 19 Jul 2019

Dubai-owned DP World Australia has today announced plans to slash more than 10 per cent of its workforce, with 100 more jobs scheduled to be axed at both Melbourne and Sydney container terminals.

The cuts — announced to the media before affected workers or their union had been notified — come in addition to another 47 wharfies due to finish up this week in Melbourne.

Published: 11 Jul 2019

Trade unionists and community activists will converge on Swanson Dock tomorrow to throw their support behind striking wharfies who are battling to protect jobs and conditions at Australia’s largest stevedore. More than 600 wharfies are currently taking part in a four-day strike at the DP World container terminal, along with more than a thousand colleagues taking industrial action at ports in Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle.

Published: 9 Jul 2019

Wharfies are striking for 48 hours at DP World’s Brisbane, Sydney and Fremantle container terminals, and for 96 hours in Melbourne, to fight against automation, outsourcing, cuts to income protection insurance, and dishonest bargaining by the company which is trying to use change provisions in existing agreements to secure outcomes it cannot bargain into new agreements.

Published: 28 Jun 2019

The Divisional National Secretary, Paddy Crumlin, in conformity with Divisional Sub-Rule 47(j)(iii) publishes the declaration of the Election Results of the 2019-2023 MUA Divisional Quadrennial Elections. 

Notice - Declared Offices and Tally Count MUA Officers


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney