1. ACTU Congress 2015 - Mich-Elle Myers (WIMDOI)

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    ACTU Congress 2015 - Mich-Elle Myers (WIMDOI) Women’s Liaison Officer Mich-Elle Myers was afforded an opportunity to speak on the recent Women in Male Dominated Occupations and Industries conference which was held in Sydney earlier this month. Myers talked about some of the issues she had come across as the first female wharfie at Port Botany. “WIMDOI offers women who work in factories, in construction, in meat works, and all other male dominated workplaces to regroup and address some of the unique problems they face going forward,” she said. “It’s an important event that I urge all ACTU affiliates to support.” Produced by Ashleigh Telford & Jamie McMechan Maritime Union of Australia (MUA).

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    • International Women's Day 2015

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      International Women's Day 2015

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      • Women In Male Dominated Occupations & Industries Conference 2012 (WIMDOI)

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        The Women In Male Dominated Industries Conference (WIMDOI) was held on 7th November at the Australian Services Union offices Adelaide. The Conference was hosted by the ACTU with keynote speakers Ged Kearney, President ACTU and academic and activist Professor Barbara Pocock from the University of South Australia. The Conference focused on skills development for women activists in male dominated industries and occupations, including workplace organising and campaigning. It provides an opportunity for women in male dominated industries to network and develop ongoing support structures. Conference delegates came from a wide range of male dominated industries including the energy, timber, mining, transport, vehicle, maritime, emergency services, meat, paint, metal and manufacturing sectors. Participants held a variety of occupations including electricians, plumbers, police, butchers and meat process workers, boiler makers, rail workers, metal workers, transport drivers, vehicle and ship builders, miners, drag line operators, open cut examiners waterside workers and a number of apprentices. Produced by Jamie McMechan & Mich-Elle Myers from the Maritime Union of Australia. Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) amwu.asn.au/ Australian Workers Union (AWU) awu.net.au/ Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU) cfmeu.asn.au/ Electrical Trades Union (ETU) etunational.asn.au/ Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) mua.org.au/ Public Service Association of NSW psa.labor.net.au/ Unions NSW (Unions NSW) unionsnsw.org.au/ Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) actu.org.au/ International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) itfglobal.org/ International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) ituc-csi.org/

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        • Women In Male Dominated Industries & Occupations (WIMDOI) Conference 2012

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          Women In Male Dominated Industries & Occupations (WIMDOI) Conference 2012, hosted by the ACTU, was held in Adelaide on Wednesday 7 - Friday 9 November. The 2012 WIMDOI Conference focused on skills development for women activists in male dominated industries and occupations, including workplace organising and campaigning. It provides an opportunity for women in male dominated industries to network and develop ongoing support structures. The Conference will also implement the framework of the Women in Unions Report 2011 which encourages and supports women's participation in unions; and develop initiatives to encourage women into male dominated employment areas and support them in the workplace. Filmed, Edited & Produced by Mich-Elle Myers - Maritime Union of Australia - National Women's Liaison Officer and Jamie McMechan - Maritime Union of Australia - Film Unit. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) http://www.mua.org.au Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) http://www.actu.org.au/ International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) http://www.itfglobal.org International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) http://www.ituc-csi.org/

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          • Women

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            Women was screened at the Maritime Union of Australia National Conference 2012. Produced by Fabio Cavadini, Mandy King & Jamie McMechan from the Maritime Union of Australia - Film Unit. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) http://www.mua.org.au Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) http://www.actu.org.au/ International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) http://www.itfglobal.org International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) http://www.ituc-csi.org/

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            • Organising & Growth

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              Organising & Growth was screened at the Maritime Union of Australia National Conference 2012. Produced by Fabio Cavadini, Mandy King & Jamie McMechan from the Maritime Union of Australia - Film Unit. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) www.mua.org.au Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) www.actu.org.au/ International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) www.itfglobal.org International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) www.ituc-csi.org/

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              • White Ribbon

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                White Ribbon was screened at the Maritime Union of Australia National Conference 2012. Produced by Fabio Cavadini, Mandy King & Jamie McMechan from the Maritime Union of Australia - Film Unit. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) http://www.mua.org.au Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) http://www.actu.org.au/ International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) http://www.itfglobal.org International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) http://www.ituc-csi.org/

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                • International Women's Day 2011 - V2

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                  Maritime women and men were among a record crowd celebrating a centenary of International Women's Day, with song and dance, politics and speeches in Sydney's Martin Place and other Australian cities. MUA men and women joined the march from the Sydney Town Hall through the streets under the banner Women Transporting the World. The call for the rally was equal pay, fair pay. Women should get the same pay as men, not just for the same work, but for women's work like caring for the elderly, the ill, the young, cleaning and factory work. A nurse has the as many qualifications as a tradesmen, said one speaker, but all the tradesmen I know own a house at 20 and nurses go without. It's not about the glass ceiling but the gender pay gap of a whopping 18 per cent - greater if the division is made along both gender and ethnic lines. Speakers representing the ethnic communities, spoke of how women laboured in factories on low pay in third world conditions. The Australian Council of Trade Unions is redoubling efforts to achieve true gender equality with a test case now before the commission. In the past year unions have campaigned and won paid and parental leave, carer's leave and family-friendly flexible working arrangements. But ACTU President Ged Kearney said a continuous effort and commitment was needed to achieve gender equity. Unions launched an equal pay test case for around 150,000 social and community service workers in Fair Work Australia in early 2010 to redress the pay discrepancy. She called for employers to face stronger enforcement of equal opportunity laws. The recent announcement of government reform of Australia's equal opportunity workplace laws after decades of inaction is welcomed by unions. "Employers have had several decades to deliver equal opportunity in workplaces but have failed to do it, so it's now time for legislative enforcement," Ms Kearney said. "We are pleased that the Federal Government is acting on recommendations made by unions to make reforms to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act. "Equality in the workplace needs to be backed by accountability and enforcement. The government is setting up a working group to manage the outcome of a landmark equal pay test case. "Equal pay is a workplace right and a human right, and Fair Work Australia must remember this when considering its decision." Meanwhile in Tasmania MUA Women held a BBQ Pioneer Park East Devonport, in Melbourne MUA members joined the march through city to parliament house. Produced by Jamie McMechan Maritime Union of Australia - Film Unit. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) http://www.mua.org.au Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) http://www.actu.org.au/ International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) http://www.itfglobal.org International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) http://www.ituc-csi.org/

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                  • ILWU Canada Conference - MUA Youth Presentation

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                    Over 70 delegates from branches around Australia including delegates from MUNZ, RMTU and EPMU met over three days to formulate MUA policy and plans for the future years actions. The theme for this years conference is "Know the past and own the Future". Speakers included Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith, who discussed the MUA's commitment to international solidarity, and equipping young delegates with the skills and knowledge to tackle future challenges. National ITF FOC coordinator Dean Summers discussed the relationship between the ITF and the MUA industrial objectives. He gave a detailed report on how the FOC campaign works in Australia and some of the great advances in campaigning strategies supported by MUA members in every port in the country. Produced by Jamie McMechan Maritime Union of Australia - Film Unit. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) http://www.mua.org.au Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) http://www.actu.org.au International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) http://www.itfglobal.org International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) http://www.ituc-csi.org

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                    • Albanese Talks Shipping Reform

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                      The Maritime Union of Australia National Secretary and President of the International Transport Workers' Federation, Paddy Crumlin, today applauded the release of the Federal Government's discussion paper providing details on national shipping policy reform. At the MUA's Sydney branch conference today, Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese announced a detailed legislation implementation plan which builds on the national shipping policy commitment made during the election campaign. Mr Crumlin said changes to ship licensing and ship registration, combined with taxation measures like a tonnage tax which will replace corporate tax, will increase investment in Australian ships. "We could conceivably see up to 10 new ships moving domestic freight on the Australian coast, and much of our iron ore, coal and agricultural exports carried in Australian registered ships within a short number of years," he said. Mr Crumlin said the union supported the announcement by Minister Albanese that the Government aims to have the legislation finalised by the middle of next year and the reform package in place by mid 2012. "We believe the time frame announced today is achievable given the amount of policy work undertaken since the Parliamentary Inquiry report on shipping was handed down in October 2008, and given the work of the Shipping Policy Advisory Group (SPAG) during 2009," he said. "We also applaud the fact that the Minister has indicated the Navigation Act 1912 will be rewritten to provide contemporary and robust regulation for maritime safety. "We will fully cooperate with the Government in ensuring the Minister is successful in delivering on this important economic policy reform." "This policy package is good for Australian industry and for supply chain efficiency." Mr Crumlin said the significant economic reform will improve the efficiency of the domestic freight market and the international bulk commodity trades. "This is an important trade facilitation policy that will be important to underpin the growth of the resources and agricultural sectors throughout this country," he said. "It has the potential to build a major new service industry in Australia and will attract foreign capital and lead to new investment and new jobs. "It will also provide new modern ships, using Australian crews, to arrest the decline in maritime skills and build these skills in Australia. This is very important for a major shipping nation where maritime skills are vital in meeting the growing freight task, in port expansion, in regulatory agencies, in freight forwarding, in marine insurance, marine law and marine crewing needs. "The development of the Australian shipping industry has major national defence, national security and environmental considerations, and is an important adjunct to the likely sign off by COAG early in 2011 on a National Ports Strategy. Produced by Jamie McMechan Maritime Union of Australia - Film Unit. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) http://www.mua.org.au Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) http://www.actu.org.au International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) http://www.itfglobal.org International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) http://www.ituc-csi.org

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