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December 10, 2015

Rail members' spirit of giving

Rail members' spirit of giving

AMWU members at train manufacturer Alstom are getting into the seasonal spirit during a quiet period between contracts by devoting their skills to repairing Ballarat community assets including schools and hostels.

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December 10, 2015

Allwater under the pump over time off

Allwater under the pump over time off

Workers who keep Adelaide’s water drinkable have taken action against Allwater’s efforts to turn off the tap on their annual leave rights and other precious family time.

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December 10, 2015

Super win a gift for member's savings

Super win a gift for member's savings

The AMWU has helped stop the Turnbull Government handing more power over superannuation to the big banks - a win for our members who want to maximize their savings for retirement.

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December 08, 2015

Union takes ATS cause to Canberra

Union takes ATS cause to Canberra

AMWU auto industry members have doorknocked the offices of influential MPs in Canberra to explain why $800 million should be used to help grow new jobs rather than be hoarded by Coalition Government bean-counters.

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December 02, 2015

Putting Australian shipbuilding back on course

Putting Australian shipbuilding back on course

OPINION By Glenn Thompson, AMWU Assistant National secretary   This week the three consortiums competing for the future submarines contract made final bids, so it’s worth taking stock on how much AMWU members have achieved for Australian shipbuilding in 2015.

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December 02, 2015

Billboards and rallies unite us with community

Billboards and rallies unite us with community

AMWU members have put in bigtime to drive home a simple message on billboards that resonated with the entire community:  Subs=Jobs. Build them here.

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December 02, 2015

Workers demand State secure Willy site

Workers demand State secure Willy site

Ship building workers have urged Victoria’s Andrews Government to make sure that the land at Williamstown shipyard be retained as a maritime industry site for the future if BAE closes down all production capacity early next year.

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December 02, 2015

Gas workers condemn severe NT rosters

Gas workers condemn severe NT rosters

The stresses of FIFO lifestyles and inflexible rosters are hitting the workforce of the giant Ichthys-Inpex gas project hard, with a mass meeting of 1000 employees demanding changes from contractors and the Northern Territory Government.

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November 27, 2015

Unions demand action on ship breaking slavery

Unions demand action on ship breaking slavery

Shipbuilding workers are ramping up pressure on the Australian Government to get serious about helping end the slavery of overseas shipbreaking labourers who dismantle the hulks of disused vessels for scrap.

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November 26, 2015

Domestic violence: a tragedy which still effects our family

Domestic violence: a tragedy which still effects our family

OPINION By John Short, AMWU Tasmanian State Secretary

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