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October 22, 2015

Eyebiz deal focuses on quality vision

Eyebiz deal focuses on quality vision

Ann Dwyer had a clearer view of how important the work of AMWU members at Sydney lens company Eyebiz Laboratories can be in the run-up to negotiating their new union agreement.

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October 22, 2015

Snowy picture on technicians' bargain bid

Snowy picture on technicians' bargain bid

Broadcast technicians who keep the television signal coming in to all homes in rural Australia are refusing to back down in their quest for a fair deal on pay and allowances after returning from a month long lock-out.  

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October 22, 2015

Politics trumps protections in CHAFTA jobs fix

Politics trumps protections in CHAFTA jobs fix

The deal between the Labor Party and the Coalition Government to reduce the risk of jobs being needlessly lost to imported workforces under the China Free Trade Agreement is a positive step but falls far short of failsafe protections, the AMWU believes.

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October 19, 2015

Community says TPP attacks our democracy

Community says TPP attacks our democracy

The AMWU joined global protests last week against the Trans Pacific Partnership with rallies highlighting how it would let foreign corporations stand over any member nation’s right to enforce its own rule of law.

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October 19, 2015

Safety vigilance our West Gate legacy

Safety vigilance our West Gate legacy

Younger union activists mixed with building industry veterans last Thursday and spoke with emotional relatives of workers lost to learn the lessons from the West Gate Bridge collapse, Australia’s worst industrial disaster.

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October 15, 2015

OPINION - Leave Industry Super Funds Alone

OPINION - Leave Industry Super Funds Alone

The Federal Government is working hard to give the big banks and finance companies access to your industry super fund. One of the pioneers of workers' superannuation, Tom McDonald, explains what the Coalition is really up to.

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October 15, 2015

Union seeks local content max in Hawkei win

Union seeks local content max in Hawkei win

At least 170 skilled jobs at defence firm Thales have been secured for five years after its Bendigo operation won a $1.3 billion contract to assemble the Army’s new generation of armoured vehicles.

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October 15, 2015

Tracks leading to Canberra on local content

Tracks leading to Canberra on local content

AMWU Rail Delegates have been pushing for the local production of rolling stock as a key part of new railway infrastructure projects which now have support from both sides of politics.

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October 09, 2015

Tas shipbuilders see industry's potential

Tas shipbuilders see industry's potential

AMWU officials met with workers from leading Tasmanian shipbuilder Incat yesterday to discuss how the island state can capitalise on the firm’s recent wins in securing major commercial ferry contracts.

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October 01, 2015

It’s not just water that’s running out at Broken Hill's water supply.

It’s not just water that’s running out at Broken Hill's water supply.

Patience ran out for maintenance workers at Essential Water, taking protected industrial action last Friday and stopping work for 24 hours after a stalemate of more than two years of negotiations for improved wages and conditions.

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