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May 27, 2016

Sneaky changes to bite apprentices

Sneaky changes to bite apprentices

The Coalition Government has rushed through changes which would undermine the quality of vocational education and training for apprentices, in a last-minute move as it prepared to go into election caretaker mode.

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May 27, 2016

'Workers' Parliament' exposes labour hire truth

'Workers' Parliament' exposes labour hire truth

AMWU members and officials have strengthened our case for tougher regulation of labour hire in an intense day of meetings with MPs from across the political spectrum.

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May 23, 2016

Ball still in the air at Bitzer

Ball still in the air at Bitzer

AMWU members from Bitzer in Victoria are still going strong seven weeks into their strike against the refrigeration firm trying to divide them by discriminating against casuals.

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May 16, 2016

Workers welcome Labor's transition boost

Workers welcome Labor's transition boost

The AMWU has welcomed the new $58 million election commitment by the Labor Party to help firms in auto components and general industry successfully make the transition to advanced manufacturing.

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May 12, 2016

Defence poll ploy shot down

Defence poll ploy shot down

Defence Department members have fired a shot across the bows of the Turnbull Government by voting to reject an inferior collective agreement which their bosses tried to unload days before the election was called.

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May 12, 2016

Charge over delegate's death

Charge over delegate's death

Industrial giant Bradken is expected to face court next week concerning a breach of safety standards over the death of an AMWU delegate at it’s Wodonga foundry nearly two years ago.

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May 06, 2016

$400 million win for Qld rail campaign

$400 million win for Qld rail campaign

The AMWU’s community efforts have scored a $400 million victory in securing regional Queensland rail jobs as the union’s national train campaign gathers momentum.

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May 05, 2016

Delegates unite to show packaging matters

Delegates unite to show packaging matters

AMWU packaging industry members have signalled they’re ready for the challenge to take an industry approach to campaigning in their sector. 

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May 05, 2016

Win for casuals in Launceston

Win for casuals in Launceston

Casual workers at Orora Packaging in Launceston have a welcome opportunity for improved job security after the AMWU last week successfully put the case for conversion to new full-time positions.

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May 05, 2016

Dire threat to publishing industry

Dire threat to publishing industry

The AMWU has joined publishers and writers led by Thomas Keneally in slamming a Productivity Commission push to scrap all restrictions on book imports – a move which would decimate the Australian publishing industry.

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