Maritime Union of Australia
The MUA is 10,000 Australian stevedores, seafarers, and maritime workers, standing together in union with maritime workers of the world.
Together, we win safer, fairer workplaces that support our families and communities, whether on land or sea.
New Campaign Campaigns
Support Offshore Wind Farms and Put the Justice in Just TransitionWe cannot achieve a just transition to a new low-emissions economy without ensuring good union jobs in new low-emissions industries. More information is available in the report Putting the Justice in ‘Just Transition’: Tackling inequality in the new renewable economy, https://is.gd/rkLOJY763 of 800 Signatures
Buy the Aurora Australis Ship as an Emergency Response VesselThe Aurora Australis is the perfect vessel for emergency response. It's features include: • Ability to transport and transfer over 1 million litres of fuel • A functional hospital • A radio room that could restore communication temporarily • A helicopter Pad and refueling station • Accommodation for 109 persons over and above crew numbers • Water making capability • Storage capacity for emergency equipment, clothes or non perishable food To build a new ship with this capacity would cost in the hundreds of millions of dollars, yet Australia has the opportunity to purchase the Aurora Australis for a fraction of the cost.2,106 of 3,000 Signatures
NRMA: Don't Sink Wages to the Bottom of Sydney HarbourThe NRMA is buying up transport and tourism companies nationally. Recently, the NRMA began purchasing ferry services on Sydney Harbour in NSW. At one of these ferry companies - My Fast Ferry - management have been deliberately forcing their workers to accept below minimum conditions, and robbing them of their rightful pay rates. Workers at My Fast Ferry can earn as little as half the pay as those doing the same work, on the same boats, on the same harbour. Their only mistake is to work for the NRMA. The workers and their union – the Maritime Union of Australia - have requested that the NRMA do the right thing and treat their workers with the respect they deserve. Sadly, NRMA has decided to dig in behind existing practices, and continue to treat Ferry workers like second class citizens. How can you trust a company that behaves like this?2,008 of 3,000 SignaturesCreated by NRMA Sydney Harbour Workers
Don't let Alcoa sink Aussie Seafaring40 Victorian families have been let down by the Federal Government. The product carried by the MV Portland between Portland, Victoria and Kwinana, Western Australia is: - Mined in Australia - Refined in Australia - Transported exclusively in Australia This is AUSTRALIAN COASTAL TRADE pure and simple. If these jobs aren't safeguarded, what job in Australia is safe? We need to back in our people and our skills, and ensure companies that profit from Australian wealth also support Aussie communities and people.10,502 of 15,000 SignaturesCreated by Edwina Byrne
Stop Issuing Temporary Licences to Shipping Companies Allowing Them to Replace Australian CrewThe minister and the government should be standing up for Australian seafarers and denying any temporary licences while there are Australian workers available. Its time to stand up for Australian workers and the shipping industry.1,921 of 2,000 SignaturesCreated by Maritime Union of Australia