Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union

 

JOIN US
image
News

News

April 28, 2017

Cbus Super chases lost super for members

Cbus Super chases lost super for members

This is sponsored content from CBus Superannuation.  Between October and December 2016 Cbus collected over $18.9 million in unpaid super. Are you being paid the super you’re entitled to?  

Read more

April 28, 2017

Mondelez Survey Result

We asked you to share your views on the collective agreement offer by Mondelez and nearly 100 of you responded.Check out the results of the Mondelez workers survey.Your voice is critical in shaping the wages and conditions for you and your workmates. Your negotiating team took your views back to the company at our negotiation meeting yesterday. We made the following points clear:  Our survey showed 80% of people do not accept the companies offer of 2.5% per year for three years, and want us to continue to negotiate for a better offer. After all, it is the workers who have increased productivity and profitability of the company. The Permanent Part-Time clause must be removed from the EBA because there are not enough safeguards. Long term full-time temp workers are concerned they will only get offered permanent part-time jobs, and current permanent full-time workers are concerned the future make up of jobs will be part-time when full-time is available. At the last meeting on 21 April 2017 the company was very cagey on the review of Flake & Twirl long term temps, but said there would be an update for us at yesterdays meeting. At yesterday’s meeting we were simply told they are still reviewing it. The review was due on 31 March 2017 and we will be ramping up our action on this. The classification structure continues to be outstanding. There was supposed to be a trial done on the new structure by HR mapping where some delegates classification would end up. This mapping hasn’t occurred and the company even tried to say HR wasn’t supposed to be involved. Due to all of the above, your survey responses, and feedback from you given to delegates, your union bargaining team did NOT give in-principle support to the EBA offer by the company. The company is now going away to look at their next options on these issues and where they want to go to from here.Remember, you can check out the full survey results here.We thank you for your patience through these negotiations as we continue to push for a fair outcome for members. In solidarityJacob Batt on behalf of the AMWU Bargaining TeamUnion OrganiserAustralian Manufacturing Workers Unionhttp://www.amwu.org.au/

April 13, 2017

IndustriALL campaign against asbestos targets Rotterdam Convention

IndustriALL campaign against asbestos targets Rotterdam Convention

IndustriALL Global Union continued its campaign to end the deadly asbestos trade in a meeting with a top official from the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 April. 

Read more

April 11, 2017

union made chocolate for easter

union made chocolate for easter

With Easter only days away, let us help you fill up your Easter egg basket with the best chocolate only, with union-made chocolate. 

Read more

April 11, 2017

Working on a Public Holiday

Working on a Public Holiday

What you need to know.

Read more

April 07, 2017

Fair Work Act Not So Fair

Fair Work Act Not So Fair

It’s called the Fair Work Act, but a series of high-profile disputes have workers and unionists wondering where the fairness has gone.

Read more

April 07, 2017

Campaign highlights underpayment of apprentices

A Fair Work Ombudsman report has revealed that one in three Australian businesses audited as part of the agency’s National Apprenticeship Campaign failed to pay their apprentices correct wages.

Read more

April 06, 2017

Latest Union Wins!

Around the country we’re winning everyday. In workplaces big and small, members are getting results by standing together. Take a look here at some of the wins we’ve had lately and know the union’s always got your back.

Read more

March 30, 2017

Echuca members victorious at Parmalat after 62 day lockout!

Echuca members victorious at Parmalat after 62 day lockout!

Over 70 workers from the Victorian regional town of Echuca are celebrating after they won their 62 day battle with the dairy multinational Parmalat.

Read more

March 08, 2017

International Women's Day

Today we mark International Women’s Day, March 8.

Read more

Latest campaigns

Casuals Deserve Better

The AMWU fights for the rights of casual and labour hire workers. We pro...

Family Violence Leave

Maintain Our Forces

Respect for Auto Techs

From talking to lots of regular auto techs around Australia, we know tha...

Build them here

Tell the NSW Government to build our trains, buses, and ferries in NSW. 

Happening now