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
Assumed office
2000
President of the International Transport Workers' Federation
Assumed office
August 2010
Personal details
Born Riverwood, New South Wales
Occupation Seafarer

Padraig "Paddy" Crumlin is the National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the President of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF).

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.[1] 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]

Crumlin was elected President of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in August 2010.[2] In August 2006, he was elected as Chair of the Dockers Section[3] 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).

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