Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




January 12, 2017

Plan Your 2017 Holidays

Plan Your 2017 Holidays

As most of us get back to work after the Christmas break, January is a great time of year to start considering when to take annual leave.

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December 22, 2016

Christmas Comes Early For Young AMWU Member

Jacob Catt, a 21-year-old AMWU member from Newcastle, has gotten an early Christmas present this year: winning back over $11 000 in unpaid wages. 

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December 16, 2016

December 14, 2016

Five books you should read before Malcolm Turnbull destroys the Australian book printing industry.

Five books you should read before Malcolm Turnbull destroys the Australian book printing industry.

In 2017, Malcolm Turnbull plans to abolish the laws that the Australian book industry relies on to stay afloat in a market dominated by large overseas publishing houses. Last week Labor announced they would oppose Turnbull’s changes. But with the cross-benchers in the Senate now deciding to fate of the book printing industry, it’s possible we could be entering the last ever summer of Australian books.   Here are the five best Australian printed books you should have a fling with this summer:

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December 13, 2016

You reckon your 2016 was bad?

You reckon your 2016 was bad?

These guys had it worse.

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December 12, 2016

CUB Win Shows the Power in Our Union

You can get it behind the wicket, or you can get it on the picket.  And workers at Melbourne’s CUB Factory have got it now, having secured a huge union win in one of the country’s longest running industrial disputes. 

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December 09, 2016

Read all about it! Printers Bind Labor into Backing Aussie Books

Extra extra! Read all about it! Union win!  Today, Bill Shorten and Labor announced they’ll be supporting our industry, and supporting Parallel Import Restrictions.    

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December 07, 2016

CUB and Unions Craft A Better Brew

CUB and Unions craft a better brew   Wednesday 7 December 2016   The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) and Electrical Trade Union of Australia (ETU) announced today that they have reached agreement to immediately end the dispute with the maintenance workforce at the Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne, Victoria. As part of the agreement, all picketing workers have been invited to return to work at their previous positions at the Abbotsford brewery on fair and decent union terms and conditions, which provide job security to the workers.  All parties agreed to productivity and efficiency improvements that will be implemented at the brewery.  CUB and the Unions have mapped out a better approach based on mutual respect, productivity and a shared passion to make the best beers with the best skilled workers. The ETU and AMWU have called for an immediate end of the ongoing boycott and are encouraging their supporters to return to drinking the full range of CUB beers and ciders. All parties are pleased to resolve this dispute and to refocus their attention on working together to brew the best beers in Victoria.    ENDS Media Contact: Gillian Strong – 0425 762 493

November 29, 2016


Six weeks of industrial action, and the prospect of six weeks more, has finally brought vegetable giant McCain to the table with an improved deal on pay and conditions for workers at the McCain processing facilities in Ballarat.

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November 25, 2016


Shipbuilding workers at ASC are taking industrial action over the failure of the Federal Government-owned corporation to negotiate a satisfactory enterprise agreement with its workforce.

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