Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



In the media

August 18, 2016

Baird Offshores Australian Rail Jobs

News reports have confirmed that the NSW Government has sent one of the largest train manufacturing contracts in Australian history overseas. The New Intercity Train Fleet (NIF) will be built entirely in Korea. That’s 65 trains, over 500 carriages and at least a thousand jobs offshore.

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July 26, 2016

AMWU Wins NSW Workers Compensation Changes

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has won significant changes to the NSW Workers Compensation Guidelines that will make it easier for injured workers to access the treatment they need.

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May 30, 2016

AMWU Welcomes Labor's 90% Steel Pledge

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has welcomed NSW Labor’s announcement that, if elected, it would require the 90 per cent use of Australian-made steel in every publicly funded infrastructure project across the state. 

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May 06, 2016

Blood Tests for Williamtown Workers

A Senate Inquiry into PFOS/PFOA contamination at the Williamtown RAAF base has supported the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) in demanding voluntary blood tests be made available to all past and present workers at the Williamstown RAAF.

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April 14, 2016

AMWU Calls on NSW Government to Buy Australian Steel

In the wake of the global steel crisis the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is calling on the New South Wales government to mandate the use of Australian steel in its major infrastructure projects. This follows the introduction of similar laws in Victoria and South Australia, as well as the announcement of the Federal Opposition’s plan for the steel industry.

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April 11, 2016

Australia's Last Refrigerator Factory Closes

With the news that the Electrolux factory in Orange will build its last fridge today, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) mourns the closure of Australia’s last refrigerator factory.

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April 05, 2016

NSW AMWU Supports Call for Land Tax

The New South Wales branch of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has backed calls from a broad range of community leaders for the NSW government to replace stamp duty with a broad-based land tax.

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January 19, 2016

AMWU wins the right to represent ResMed employees

 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) welcomes the decision made yesterday in the Fair Work Commission that gives the union the right to represent the manufacturing employees of ResMed Limited.

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November 30, 2015

AMWU to rally in Newcastle against Mike Baird's transport treachery

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) will join tomorrow’s rally against Mike Baird’s plan to privatise Newcastle’s public transport. The rally is being organised by the Newcastle Trades Hall and will gather hundreds of workers and community members in Civic Park at midday.

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November 27, 2015

Baird Government's Transport Plan a Failure

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has condemned the $1.1 billion blowout in the cost of replacing Sydney’s inner-city train fleet as the result of the Baird government’s decision to send rail manufacturing contracts overseas.

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