Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




May 14, 2015

Labor Budget Reply 2015: A welcome focus on building a country that makes things

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has welcomed the Budget Reply’s focus on innovation, advanced manufacturing and the jobs of the future. 

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April 14, 2015

Unions reject Abbott Government's claim on productivity

Defence Minister Kevin Andrews needs to recognise that productivity has improved at ASC and take the crucial decision to build Australia’s future submarines in Adelaide. 

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March 25, 2015

Time for Abbott to back a bi-partisan approach on Subs

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has called on the Prime Minister to honour his pre-election promise, and join Labor’s bipartisan approach to the future submarine project. 

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March 24, 2015

457 Inquiry Proves More Needs to be Done, as Schneider Elevator workers still owed money

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has congratulated the Senate on voting for a new inquiry into the 457-visa scheme, and called on the Government to do more to immediately crack down on the rorts. 

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March 20, 2015

Workers Left High and Dry: Not Paid for 6 Weeks and Sleeping in the Boss’s Office

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has uncovered a group of 457- workers who have not been paid for 6 weeks at a Victorian building site, leaving them no alternative but to live and sleep on the floor of their boss’s office. 

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March 10, 2015

Government backdown on ATS 18 months too late

“Today the Government will make official what we’ve known for a while - they can’t go ahead with their $900million cuts to the ATS,” said AMWU National Vehicle Secretary Dave Smith.

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February 27, 2015

Stronger Anti-Dumping Regulation Needed

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has called on the Federal Government to immediately tighten Australia’s anti-dumping laws in the wake of the closure of Australian Paper’s Shoalhaven mill. 

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February 18, 2015

Frozen Berry Scare Highlights Need for Food Labelling Standards

“There are lots of issues at stake here, not least the health of Australian consumers, and the security of Australian food jobs,” said AMWU National Secretary Paul Bastian.

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February 11, 2015

Time for South Australian Liberals to Commit to Ship Jobs

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has called on South Australian Liberals to sign the union’s shipbuilding pledge to support Australian shipbuilding jobs.

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February 10, 2015

Abbott’s Submarine Promise Doesn’t Guarantee an Australian Build

The AMWU has joined industry and South Australian politicians to warn that the Prime Minister’s promise won’t necessarily lead to submarines being built in Australia, nor a rescue of Australian jobs.

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