Paddy Crumlin

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Padraig 'Paddy' Crumlin
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MUA National Secretary and ITF President Paddy Crumlin
National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia
In office
President of the International Transport Workers' Federation
Assumed office
August 2010
Personal details
BornRiverwood, New South Wales

Padraig "Paddy" Crumlin is an Australian trade unionist. He has been the President of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) since 2010 and the International President of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union since that union was established in 2018.[1][2] He was formerly the National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) from 2010 until its amalgamation into the new CFMMEU in 2018.[3]

Domestic union career[edit]

Crumlin went to sea in 1978. He has been a full-time union official since 1987 including Branch Secretary and Assistant National Secretary of the Seamen's Union of Australia and after amalgamation with the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia in 1993, became the Deputy National Secretary and subsequently the National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia.[4] Crumlin has wide involvement in the port authority, towage, shipping, hydrocarbon, diving, cruise ship and stevedoring industries in Australia and internationally.

International Transport Workers' Federation[edit]

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) – a global union federation of 677 trade unions representing 19.7 million workers in 149 countries in the seafaring, port, road, rail and aviation sectors.

Crumlin was elected President of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in August 2010.[5] In August 2006, he was elected as Chair of the Dockers Section[6] of the ITF and is an Executive Member of the ITF. He has represented international seafarers at the International Labor Organisation on maritime conventions for over 15 years in a senior capacity Member of the Executive Board of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).


  1. ^ "ITF President's Page". ITF. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Merger between militant unions CFMEU, MUA approved". The Australian. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "National Secretary". Maritime Union of Australia. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 July 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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