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: 15 Jun 2020

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

Published: 20 May 2020

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Your national women's committee reps contact details are here:
Ann Gray grayann@hotmail.com
Lisa Lodge lisa-lodge@hotmail.com
Hannah Matthewson hannah_matthewson@live.com
Aimee Russell chops.87@hotmail.com
Mich-Elle Myers michelle.myers@mua.org.au

Published: 5 Mar 2020

We have put together this document as a statement of our principles of equality and the actions we will take to support those principles.
This document was endorsed at the National Conference of members 2020.
It is intended that we dovetail the work of the union and women’s committee with these principles. They are designed to guide our work.
View the equality charter here.

Published: 27 Sep 2019

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The national biennial conference will be held in Devonport Tasmania on 12-14 November.
The conference will be sponsored by the Spirit of Tasmania so attendees will travel Melbourne to Devonport Monday 11th via the ship and can fly out of Devonport late afternoon 14th or 15th or transport to Launceston airport can be arranged.
Cost: $200

Published: 23 Sep 2019

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I like to thank Mich-Elle Myers, the National Women’s Committee and the Rail Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) for the invitation to attend the Women’s Forum in Wellington, New Zealand, on July22 and the Ports Forum on 23 and 24.

Thank you to Ruth Blakeley for looking after us.

The Women’s Forum opened with introductions and part One of Formalising a Women’s Structure.

Published: 1 Sep 2019

All MUA Branches are now collection points for the Share the Dignity Drive. Donations can be dropped of 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. We need your donation.

Published: 27 Aug 2019

Motion of Support - Reproductive Health Reform Bill 2019


The Sydney, Newcastle and Southern NSW Branches and the National Women’s committee of the Maritime Union of Australia division of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union urge the NSW Legislative Council to support and pass the Reproductive Health Reform Bill 2019, without amendment, in the coming weeks.

Published: 21 Aug 2019

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The bi-annual conference will be held in Devonport, Tasmania November 12-14, 2019

Participants will travel over on the Spirit of Tasmania ship on Monday 11th November and meet union seafarers and ships crew.

The 3 day conference will also include a tour of the ship and another worksite.

All Union women in these industries are invited to attend.


Use this link to register http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4976852/wimdoi-registration-form

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