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: 29 Jul 2022

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Mich-Elle Myers
National Women's Officer, 
Maritime Union of Australia
Vice President, Australian Labor Party






29 JULY 2022


Published: 9 Jun 2022

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Yasmin Catley MP

Member for Swansea

NSW Parliament

7 June 2022

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Maritime Union of Australia, the great MUA.

The MUA had its beginnings on the waterfront in Melbourne in 1872 with the first seamen's union, which became the Federated Seamen's Union of Australasia two years later.

Published: 17 May 2022

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Mich-Elle Myers

MUA Women's Officer

Union victory delivers Domestic Violence Leave for Award Employees

Published: 28 Apr 2022


Published: 14 Mar 2022

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The ACTU has released “Morrison Missing – A Record of his Failure for Working Women” – a major report outlining how the Morrison Government has failed to support working women.

The report shows that under the Morrison Government, women in the workplace: 

  • Earn on average $483.30 less per week than a man and retire with about half the amount of super as a man. 

Published: 4 Mar 2022

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Published: 20 Nov 2021


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


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney