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July 22, 2015

Orora workers bag extra jobs

Orora workers bag extra jobs

A major paper sack manufacturer in Melbourne is set to expand and hire extra workers after the dedication of AMWU members helped the firm win a new multi-million dollar export contract.

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July 22, 2015

Union wins confidence in Pegasus wrangle

Union wins confidence in Pegasus wrangle

The AMWU will be a stronger union presence at Pegasus after taking the reigns on behalf of 10 employees which the Sydney print firm recently let go with inferior redundancy payments.

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July 22, 2015

Half baked labelling leaves food consumers guessing

Half baked labelling leaves food consumers guessing

New food labelling unveiled by the Federal Government is a step forward but still falls short of giving consumers sufficient product information to be fully confident about where their food comes from. 

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July 16, 2015

Sheeties' vote sets up action

Sheeties' vote sets up action

Strike action is likely to disrupt construction projects across Sydney within days after AMWU sheet metal workers voted overwhelmingly this week to take protected industrial action.

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July 16, 2015

Abbott blows ill-wind on wind jobs

Abbott blows ill-wind on wind jobs

Dismayed workers at a major wind tower maker have hit out at PM Tony Abbott’s latest attack on renewable energy for jeopardising local jobs as the industry gets back on its feet.

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July 14, 2015

Free trade anger rises to top end

Free trade anger rises to top end

Concern is mounting across Australia at the potential jobs impact from the wave of free trade deals, as AMWU members realise that in the future they could be competing for work against imported labour forces on substandard conditions. 

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July 07, 2015

Action set to hit Sydney mega-projects

Action set to hit Sydney mega-projects

Union members working on mega-projects at Sydney’s Barangaroo and Darling Harbour are poised to take protected industrial action after employers strung out talks on a new contractors’ agreement for months.

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July 03, 2015

 Call for inquiry on Alcoa bullying

Call for inquiry on Alcoa bullying

The workforce at Alcoa in WA has asked the State Government for an urgent WorkSafe inquiry into the company’s dictatorial management style, due to concerns it is causing an epidemic of serious mental health issues.

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July 03, 2015

TAFE, tools, training - apprentices speak up

TAFE, tools, training - apprentices speak up

AMWU members Aaron Sawka and Brian Turner know first hand just how much Labor’s promised funding boost to TAFE is needed by apprentices.

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July 02, 2015

Abbott runs from Hunter ship workers

Abbott runs from Hunter ship workers

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has failed to face up to protesting Forgacs shipbuilders during a visit to the NSW Hunter region, where workers are already losing jobs. 

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