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July 01, 2015

China Deal Threatens Auto Trades

China Deal Threatens Auto Trades

Chinese workers applying for work as motor mechanics and in other auto trades in Australia will no longer have to undergo local skill tests under the new China Free Trade Agreement, it has been revealed.

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June 27, 2015

Funding guarantee gives TAFEs hope

Funding guarantee gives TAFEs hope

A push to re-invigorate TAFE  as the main teacher for the nation’s apprentices has been welcomed by the AMWU as an urgently needed reform.

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June 25, 2015

Wrath of Kahn descends upon compo

Wrath of Kahn descends upon compo

AMWU members took their determination to save workers’ compensation to Canberra this week, urging Senators from all states not to undermine payments and protections for those injured.

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June 25, 2015

Coalition challenged to salvage Forgacs jobs

Coalition challenged to salvage Forgacs jobs

The AMWU is stepping up pressure on the NSW Baird Government to award new infrastructure work to help sustain Forgacs after the firm announced a further 150 job cuts due to being frozen out of shipbuilding contracts.

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June 24, 2015

Esso tanks on safety concerns

Esso tanks on safety concerns

A refusal to compromise on safety is at the heart of an overwhelming rejection by AMWU members of a proposed new enterprise deal at Esso’s gas and oil facilities that supply Victoria.  

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June 24, 2015

APPRENTICES WORRY DEBT BETRAYS THEIR FUTURE

APPRENTICES WORRY DEBT BETRAYS THEIR FUTURE

The burden of taking on extra HECS-style debt to pay for tools when wages are already low is a major reason many apprentices are thinking of dropping out, a new AMWU survey reveals.

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June 18, 2015

China deal trades away jobs, rights

China deal trades away jobs, rights

The AMWU is strongly opposed to the signing of the China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) this week, with potentially huge hits to manufacturing jobs and to all workers and taxpayers.

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June 18, 2015

Union to keep fighting for BAE members

Union to keep fighting for BAE members

The AMWU will be fighting back to ensure shipbuilding can stay in Australia and stay at Williamstown, after the company’s decision this week not to tender for 21 new Pacific patrol boats.

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June 18, 2015

FIFO report a first step to halting suicides

FIFO report a first step to halting suicides

The AMWU will push hard to ensure sweeping reforms to reduce the rate of suicide and self-harm among Fly-In, Fly-Out workers are implemented across isolated worksites in Western Australia.

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June 11, 2015

Glenys' prize makes all workers winners

Glenys' prize makes all workers winners

Glenys Lindner’s dedication to helping people via the union movement’s foreign aid arm APHEDA has earned her a $1000 prize for selling most raffle tickets but it’s far from a one-off effort for this outgoing AMWU member.

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