Western Australia Branch

The WA Branch spans from Albany and Bunbury in the south to the far north of the Pilbara, with many ports in between.

WA Branch Resources

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: 1 Jul 2020

Members,

Click the link here to view and download the Rank and File Voice Newspaper - No. 47 July 2020 'Coronavirus Lockdown Edition'.

 



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: 27 May 2020

 
Major flaws in Australia’s biosecurity, shipping, and health and safety regulations have been highlighted after six crew members on the livestock vessel Al Kuwait tested positive for coronavirus, forcing local maritime workers who boarded the vessel into self-isolation.
 
The vessel, owned by Kuwait Livestock Transport & Trading, was allowed to dock in Fremantle last Friday despite the ship’s master two days earlier notifying the Federal Department of Agriculture — which oversees quarantine measures on the waterfront — that several crew members were sick.



Published: 4 Apr 2020

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Wharfies employed by Qube Ports Pty Ltd have stopped work as a result of multiple breaches of the Australian Border Force Restrictions on commercial maritime vessels and crew
 
The restrictions, in place since the 29 March 2020, prevent the spread of COVID-19 and limit the risks associated with dealing with foreign vessels for Western Australian waterside workers.
 



Published: 3 Apr 2020

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Published: 27 Mar 2020

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Australian Government - Department of Health
COVID-19 - Frequently asked questions click here.

 

COVID-19 Industry Checklist click here.



Published: 23 Mar 2020

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Click the link here to read ABF Restrictions on entry to Australia by commercial vessels. 



Published: 23 Mar 2020

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Click on the link here to read the fact sheet from Maritime Super regarding temporary access to superannunation. 



Published: 23 Mar 2020

Maritime Union of Australia West Coast Branch Secretary Christy Cain said maritime workers are committed to working with the West Australian Government, employers, and industry groups to ensure supply chains continue to operate smoothly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

MUA members are playing an essential role in continuing the supply of food, household goods, medical supplies, other essential items and general trade during this pandemic.

 



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