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February 11, 2016

A year of opportunity for Print

A year of opportunity for Print

Editorial: By AMWU National Print Division Secretary Lorraine Cassin

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February 11, 2016

Safety hero wins $10,000 award

Safety hero wins $10,000 award

An AMWU health and safety rep has won Orora’s $10,000 “Hero Award” for using a tablet and phone app to digitise its paper-based reporting for the 21st century.

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February 11, 2016

Boxful of gains our Specialty

Boxful of gains our Specialty

Members at the national packaging firm in Melbourne’s South have boxed up their first union agreement after joining the AMWU a year ago.

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February 11, 2016

"Keep Me Posted" - the good mail

Unions representing postal system and mail clearance house workers are planning a major ramp-up of the Keep me Posted campaign to ensure that Australia Post remains the viable and vital service that most Australians rely upon.

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February 08, 2016

Union aims at labour hire clean-up

Union aims at labour hire clean-up

The AMWU this week advances its mission to protect workers in labour hire when its case for tougher regulation of the sector is put before a Victorian Inquiry which is resuming in Melbourne.

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February 05, 2016

Forgacs yard shut on Turnbull's watch

Forgacs yard shut on Turnbull's watch

The gates have been shut on the Foragcs Shipyard in the Hunter throwing its last 150 skilled employees out of work as the pain inflicted by the Coalition Government’s failure to bring forward shipbuilding projects deepens across the nation.

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February 05, 2016

Fair pay for a bigger job - Jeremy's loving it

Fair pay for a bigger job - Jeremy's loving it

He’s one person, in one workplace, in one city but Jeremy Coubrough is happy to be among thousands of AMWU members whose union came through when he needed it.

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February 05, 2016

Union backs action on rogue firms

Union backs action on rogue firms

The AMWU is eager to give further input to the Federal Opposition’s new plan to crack down on dodgy employers who exploit workers by dramatically lifting fines and jail terms if it gets into Government.  

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February 05, 2016

HELP DEFEND WEEKEND PENALTY RATES

HELP DEFEND WEEKEND PENALTY RATES

The AMWU is urging members passionate about keeping penalty rates to help the ACTU's case against the Turnbull Government’s effort to strip them back at weekends. CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

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January 29, 2016

Early finish a gas for Air Liquide members

Early finish a gas for Air Liquide members

Persistence has paid off for a small group of AMWU members in Adelaide who successfully overcame an employer bid to fund a pay rise by winding back their break time. 

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