Women currently make up approximately 5.18% of the MUA's membership and that number is growing! MUA Women is intended to provide women with support and a sense of sisterhood within the union. Initiatives like this one are aimed at reducing feelings of isolation and alienation, and set about strengthening our women activists.


Resources available from the women's committee include:


National Women's Liaison Officer     

To find out how you can join our efforts, contact:

Mich-Elle Myers

Email: michelle.myers@mua.org.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michellemyers710
Twitter http://twitter.com/MichMyersMUA
Phone: 02-9267 9134
Mobile: 0401 202 667
Mail: Level 2-365 Sussex street SYDNEY NSW 2000

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: 4 May 2021

After discussion with the Health Department Wharfies, Seafarers and Port Workers are able to access Phase 1a Pfizer vaccination rollout nationally using the link provided to local companies.

Unemployed seafarers will obviously not receive a letter advising them of there eligibility to access vaccine under borderworker/seaport. 

All Maritime workers should they wish to get the vaccine should register on the links in your state to access the Vaccine under phase 1A.

More information will be coming out from your branch in the next couple of days. 


Published: 8 Mar 2021

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The Maritime Union of Australia and all if its branches have endorsed support for the March4Justice rallies in March. Click here for dates and locations near you. RALLY DATES AND LOCATIONS

Published: 15 Feb 2021

MUA are jointly hosting this film screening - WOMEN OF STEEL

A WRAW Fest event hosted by CFMEU, RTBU, MUA, ETU and VTHC

When - Friday 5th March 2021
Time - Doors open at 5.30pm with drinks at bar prices and snacks available before the film screening starts at 7.15pm.
Where - Solidarity Hall at Victoria Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St CARLTON Melbourne.

Q&A session: Robynne Murphy and some of the other women who star in the movie, the campaign for equal pay and the right to work will attend and speak.

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: 21 Nov 2020

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Port Botany wharfie and boxer Che Kenneally is turning professional.

“I wanna be a world champ before I retire at 31,” she said. “I don’t want to get hit in the face for nothing.”

Che is 25 years old. She has been boxing 10 years. The New Zealand born middleweight was selected to go to the World Championships in 2018 and made the Olympics trial team.

In India, Che lost her fight to Commonwealth Games gold medalist Lauren Price before doing a six weeks stint in Europe where she defeated the European Games Gold medalist in Spain.

Published: 1 Nov 2020

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The MUA Women, First Nations and Youth Committees are hosting online events on the second Tuesday of every month. 

The first on October 13 Hosted by MUA First Nations committee with special guest Aunty Pat Anderson

Aunty Pat is an Alywarre woman,She is the Chairperson of the Lowitja Institute

She was the Co-Chair of the Referendum Council, that ran the process that led to the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Aunty Pat was a Union organiser for the Teachers Federation in the late 80's

Published: 4 Sep 2020

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National Secretary Paddy Crumlin and National Officer Mich-Elle Myers wrote to Ministers Payne and Porter calling on the federal government to ratify ILO Convention 190
The letter can be downloaded here

Published: 31 Aug 2020

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All MUA Branches are now collection points for the Share the Dignity Drive. Donations can be dropped off all year round to any of our branches around the country.  Homeless women need your help. 


On any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless. 44% are female. 27% are children under the age of 18. Family violence is the number one reason people present to homeless services. 55% of females cite this reason. 

Published: 15 Jun 2020

The latest edition of the Maritime Workers Journal is out now. Read it here 


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney