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June 23, 2016

Union supports leg-up for food firms

Union supports leg-up for food firms

The AMWU has welcomed an election proposal for a $54 million federal program to grow jobs by injecting essential investment into Australia’s food and advanced materials' manufacturing.

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June 10, 2016

Bitzer bitten as workers win epic strike

Bitzer bitten as workers win epic strike

AMWU members at Bitzer have gone back to work in triumph after a nine-week  strike at the refrigeration firm ended with them winning a vastly improved deal while killing off harsh company demands.

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June 10, 2016

One Harvest workers pick union certainty

One Harvest workers pick union certainty

Workers who prepare and pack salads in freezing temperatures are asking the AMWU to bring fairness into the mix as they are being left with inadequate pay and work hours at their greenfields site in Sydney.

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June 10, 2016

Fair go for new Aussie labelling

Fair go for new Aussie labelling

Australian food workers have claimed a victory as new food labelling laws take effect in July.  

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June 10, 2016

Gruma members mourn warm-hearted friend

Gruma members mourn warm-hearted friend

Workers at northern Melbourne site Gruma Oceania were mourning this week over the tragic loss of beloved AMWU member Bozica Nikolic.

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June 08, 2016

AMWU welcomes Labor's move to Apprentice Advocate

AMWU welcomes Labor's move to Apprentice Advocate

The AMWU greatly welcomes Labor’s election pledge to appoint a National Apprentice Advocate as part of an overdue shake-up to protect the rights of our next generation of skilled workers.

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June 03, 2016

Auto interns path to exploitation and danger

Auto interns path to exploitation and danger

Young workers in the auto industry face a bleak future after the Federal Government announced it would extend $4 an hour internships to the auto trades.

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June 03, 2016

Growth unit helps at border

Growth unit helps at border

AMWU organisers headed to Albury-Wodonga this week to talk to manufacturing workers at many newer businesses about securing their workplace rights.

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June 03, 2016

ResMed workers hail their right to be union

ResMed workers hail their right to be union

ResMed workers have been walking taller this week after a major Fair Work Commission decision took effect, guaranteeing their right to be represented by our union as they seek a collective agreement.

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May 27, 2016

Retired members' rally slams Coalition cuts

Retired members' rally slams Coalition cuts

AMWU retired members have led protests by pensioners this week over the brutal impacts on vulnerable seniors and low-income families from Budget cuts by the Turnbull Government.  

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