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April 14, 2016

Labor steel policy can be strengthened

Labor steel policy can be strengthened

The AMWU has welcomed the federal Labor Opposition’s new steel policy as a step in the right direction but called for it to be strengthened by mandated local content on government projects.

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April 12, 2016

Striking Bitzer workers keep their cool

Striking Bitzer workers keep their cool

A group of determined workers are getting strong union support as they enter the sixth day of a strike at Melbourne firm Bitzer, which specializes in cooling systems for retail customers.

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April 07, 2016

PM must step up to Arrium steel plate

PM must step up to Arrium steel plate

The AMWU is calling on the Turnbull Government to show leadership by underpinning the continuing operations of Arrium in order to protect thousands of jobs and give the company time to trade it’s way out of trouble.

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April 07, 2016

Bald statement of support for AMWU loyalist

Bald statement of support for AMWU loyalist

AMWU organiser Colin Muir had his biggest haircut ever this week to show our support for union delegate Russell Phippen, who is fighting serious illness.

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April 07, 2016

Pyne fails Q&A pressure test on subs

Pyne fails Q&A pressure test on subs

An AMWU shipbuilding delegate put Industry Minister Christopher Pyne on the spot during the ABC’s Q&A program this week over the failure of the government to rule out an overseas build of the next generation of submarines. 

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April 01, 2016

"Zooper" result at Daily Drinks

IT’S been a long time between drinks but AMWU members at Zooper Dooper maker Daily Drinks are set to finally have their skills recognised as part of their new enterprise agreement.

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April 01, 2016

Pepe strives to make workmates safe - and proud

Pepe strives to make workmates safe - and proud

Union OH&S rep Haromi 'Pepe' Jones has been awarded the AMWU's Helen Davis Award for her work in ensuring a safe workplace for her colleagues in the food industry.

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March 31, 2016

Nestle members sweet on new deal

Nestle members sweet on new deal

Workers at Nestle gained themselves an Easter gift when they approved an agreement that will deliver wages increases of nearly three per cent each year.

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March 24, 2016

Election on jobs, workplace rights - bring it on

Election on jobs, workplace rights - bring it on

“The AMWU is ready for a federal election campaign which puts members’ jobs and family living standards first” - AMWU National Secretary Paul Bastian.

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March 24, 2016

Vic rolls ahead on national track

Vic rolls ahead on national track

Victoria’s decision to place the largest order for new trains in the state’s history confirms the AMWU is on the right track as our rail delegates met this week to ramp up our campaigning for local content across Australia.

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