Young members (under 35) now make up 21% of the union. Youth reps in each state coordinate state committees who get involved in the campaigns of the union.


The MUA national youth committee has a representative in each state. 

For more information on the Youth Committee, you can also contact:

Danny Cain
Youth Coordinator
0458 010 695

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: 5 Oct 2020


Register and join in the fun!

When: Sunday 11th October 2020

Time: 5.30pm

Who: Open to all members

How: Via Zoom Video Conference

Published: 15 Jun 2020

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

Published: 3 Oct 2019

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The MUA sent a small delegation to the ILWU Youth Conference in Vancouver, Canada 4-6 September.


Jasper Thatcher, Manly Fast Ferry Deckhand


My trip to Canada for young worker’s conference with the ILWU was one of the most unique and amazing experiences I have ever been presented with.


Published: 20 Sep 2019

Below is a message from the BTB Belgium dockers youth movement.








Published: 21 Mar 2019

The maritime workers journal is the publication of the Maritime Union of Australia a division of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union.

Click here to read

Published: 3 Oct 2018

You can read the Maritime Workers Journal here

Published: 27 Sep 2017

The latest edition of the Maritime Workers Journal is arriving in letterboxes right now. 

Click here to download.

Published: 8 Feb 2017

Comrades late last year the Newcastle youth committee donated $5,500 to the John Hunter Hospital. This was organised by Joey Schneider and Steven Murry. Since then we have had a lot of members saying what a great job the Newcastle youth are doing.

Coming up we have a video link with the National youth. The discussion that we will be having is about the future of the youth movement and how we can revitalise other youth groups that have dropped off.

Published: 8 Jan 2017

In last November I had the privilege of attending an ITF youth docker's conference in Manila, Philippines. Let me start by saying what an outstanding experience it was! I went in cold, I was the only member of the MUA in attendance and therefore knew nobody but as that first day of the two day conference progressed, I met and began developing some immediate and great long lasting friendships. There were people in attendance from as far reaching places as Canada, USA, Germany, Morocco, Sri Lanka and of course our host nation, the Philippines.


Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney