The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Sydney crane smash could have been fatal

MUA: Crane collapse in Sydney could have been fatal.

From SBS in Australia:

A metal wire which snapped from a collapsed crane on Sydney Harbour could have killed someone when it flung across to land and hit Luna Park’s iconic face entrance, the Maritime Union of Australia says.

The 220-tonne purpose-built crane, which sits […]


Dockworkers unite to fight Hutchison's union-busting tactics 'to the end'

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Hutchison’s Ports Terminal was a tremendous event with workers from all sectors of the industry, community members, politicians, and a host of out fraternal unions taking the fight up to Hutchison’s doors at Port Botany.

Hundreds of angry wharfies and […]


Free Sydney ferries as union takes action

Peak-hour ferry services will be free next week as the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) takes industrial action.

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has been in talks with the NSW government and ferry operator Harbour City Ferries for six months for a new enterprise bargaining agreement, seeking better pay and upgrades to the ferry […]