Demand a Stevedoring Code of Practice
Welcome to our special site dedicated to the campaign for a National Stevedoring Code of Practice.
For more than two years, the MUA has led a campaign to achieve, for the first time, a code of practice for stevedoring safety.
A strong safety code will help create a waterfront where every wharfie comes home from work safely.
We are close to victory. Safe Work Australia has now released the final draft for public comment.
The big stevedoring companies tried to block its release, hoping that delay would kill the code.
But, because the voices of thousands of people — maritime workers and our friends and supporters — the code is now out for public comment.
Now, to get it over the line, we need YOU to sign our submission supporting the code.
Too many workers have been killed on the wharf, just doing their job. It’s time to take a stand.
Together we can make this happen—for the benefit of every single wharfie and their families.
Because every wharfie should go to work knowing that they will come home to their family alive and well.
We will be updating you as the public comment period continues. Check back here regularly, and contact us with any questions or ideas.