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February 23, 2017

Fair Work Act bad for workers, business: AMWU

Fair Work Act bad for workers, business: AMWU

By Lorraine Cassin - This piece was first published by Print21  

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February 06, 2017

RELEASE: Support for manufacturing is not a new phenomenon

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) supports the findings of a poll published today in Fairfax Media newspapers reporting that 83 per cent of Australians believe we should be manufacturing more goods in Australia, but notes that Australians have thought this for decades. 

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January 25, 2017

Home sick from work? Here's what you need to know

Whether it's as a result of a dodgy meal, a common cold, or a long-term illness, we all have to take sick leave from time to time. The trick is knowing what information you need to provide to your employer and what your rights are.  

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January 24, 2017

How to get a payrise in 2017

How to get a payrise in 2017

What’s happening to wages in 2017?  

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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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