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Health and safety at work

Manufacturing workers are at a greater risk of industrial disease, accidents and impairment than almost every other category of worker. That’s why we encourage all workplaces to elect Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs).

The role of HSRs is to represent the health and safety interests of workers. To assist HSRs in representing workers employers are required to consult with HSRs.

Check out the Health and Safety Law section to find out more. 

 

100% Preventable but 100% Irreversible:  Did you know that nearly one in five workers will suffer hearing loss over the course of their working life -- join the AMWU campaign to lower the noise levels in our workplaces. 

 

Asbestos - Not here Not Anywhere: Join the APHEDA campaign to support our neighbours in Indonesia -- watch this video, co-produced by LION, APHEDAs partner in Indonesia. 

If you wish to register your exposure to asbestos - at home or at work - you can register with the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

 

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Nov 29, 2016

PRESSURE FROM WORKERS FORCES MCCAIN TO THE TABLE

Six weeks of industrial action, and the prospect of six weeks more, has finally brought...


Nov 25, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: SHIPBUILDERS TAKING PROTECTED INDUSTRIAL ACTION AT ASC IN ADELAIDE.

Shipbuilding workers at ASC are taking industrial action over the failure of the Federal Government-owned...


Nov 08, 2016

Apprentices step up to improve their future

Apprentices from around Australia convened in Sydney in late October to help the AMWU improve...

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