AMOU People

July 2012

After 18 years with the AMOU in administration Inger Pereira has now retired to enjoy a life of leisure.

Inger also worked a number of years with the ITF in London.  She has worked in the maritime industry for at least 38 years. A job well done.

Pictured below is President Wayne Moore and Inger Pereira on her last day at the AMOU National Office

Wayne and Inger


Introducing Robert Coombs - new Industrial Officer

The AMOU Executive Council has approved the appointment of Robert Coombs as an AMOU Industrial Officer.

Robert has extensive experience in the areas of shipping, port authority and stevedoring industries. His experience also includes office management and legal/collective bargaining responsibilities in the maritime work place. Robert has also extensive experience, including as a Director, of the industry superannuation fund 'Maritime Super'.

Robert has had four years experience as a NSW Member of Parliament, experience as an MUA/SUA official and many years working at sea in the Australian Merchant Navy.

Robert Coombs will commence duties as an AMOU Industrial Officer in the Sydney Office on Monday 2 July 2012.

   Robert Coombs  Robert Coombs

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Michael Fleming announces his retirement:

Michael Fleming has informed the AMOU President that he intends to retire on the 30th of June 2012 after nearly 40 years continuous service to members. The President and Executive Council have resolved to ask Michael to return to AMOU employment after July 2012 for an agreed period [concluding March 2013] to assist in the transition and training. Michael has agreed to do this.

September 2011


Richard Barnes has resigned as a full time employee AMOU Industrial Officer based in the AMOU National Sydney Office. His last day was Friday 19 August. Richard has been successful in obtaining a Tug Master position with Svitzer at Bowen/Abbot Point in QLD. Richard will continue as the Eastern Area Secretary (honorary) and AMOU Executive Council Member. All of Richard's previous Industrial Officer duties are currently being managed by Michael Fleming, Director Port Services Division. The AMOU and members are substantially better off as a result of Richard's hard work, dedication and skill shown in his role as Industrial Officer in the AMOU Port Services Division.

Thanks Richard - you are a true leader of Mariners.