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January 29, 2016

Strike on airbases clips Defence's wings

Strike on airbases clips Defence's wings

Defence Department technicians have walked off the job for the first time as they campaign for a new collective agreement.

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January 29, 2016

Interns help union speak to all people

Interns help union speak to all people

The new year has brought fresh faces to the AMWU’s Victorian office as we welcome two multi-lingual young activists aiming to help our union speak all workers' languages.  

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January 22, 2016

Union supports Queensland Nickel members

Union supports Queensland Nickel members

The AMWU has vowed to do everything we can to maximize the chances that our members made redundant at Queensland Nickel near Townsville will be paid their entitlements in full.

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January 18, 2016

Big wins over ResMed bring agreement closer

Big wins over ResMed bring agreement closer

AMWU members at high-tech manufacturer ResMed were smiling this week when the Fair Work Commission confirmed their right to union representation  in brokering a collective agreement - which they are determined to gain.

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January 15, 2016

Workers driven into lethal fire zone by Alcoa

Workers driven into lethal fire zone by Alcoa

Workers at Alcoa’s Wagerup aluminium refinery south of Perth believe the company put their lives at risk by sending them to work at the site when the area was still ablaze during WA’s fire crisis last week.

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January 14, 2016

WA fire appeal to help those who've lost all

WA fire appeal to help those who've lost all

The AMWU has instigated an urgent appeal to assist the West Australian communities where some union members have lost homes and property in last week’s devastating bushfires south of Perth.

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January 13, 2016

Unions demand answers on Alcoa's MV Portland raid

Unions demand answers on Alcoa's MV Portland raid

The AMWU is supporting union calls for the Turnbull Government to reveal exactly what they did to assist Alcoa’s dramatic raid which evicted the crew of the MV Portland from this ship this morning.

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December 16, 2015

Inquiry endorses AMWU fix to transform industry

Inquiry endorses AMWU fix to transform industry

The end of car production should not mean an end to a growing auto industry if the Federal Government helps it become export-oriented and to embrace emerging vehicle technologies.

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December 11, 2015

Promising re-set on innovation misses opportunities

Promising re-set on innovation misses opportunities

The AMWU has welcomed the fresh focus on innovation by both sides of politics but warned that neither goes far enough to help re-generate the majority of firms employing our members.

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December 10, 2015

Season's Greetings to all of our members!

Season's Greetings to all of our members!

AMWU National Secretary Paul Bastian sums up 2015 and looks to the year ahead.

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