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June 11, 2015

Union tough with Alcoa on asbestos exposure

Union tough with Alcoa on asbestos exposure

The AMWU will not be accepting Alcoa’s assurances that the health risk is “extremely low” for workers exposed to asbestos in two incidents at aluminium refineries in the past six weeks.

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June 11, 2015

$450K super win flows at brewery

$450K super win flows at brewery

A group of AMWU members who help keep the beer flowing have topped up their superannuation by up to $28,000 after discovering their employer had been underpaying it for years.

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June 03, 2015

Defence bans bite on all fronts

Defence bans bite on all fronts

Defence sites across the country are facing disruption as union members take industrial action. They are protesting the Federal Government’s inadequate resourcing and insulting pay offer.

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June 02, 2015

Bringing leave into the 21st century

Bringing leave into the 21st century

The union’s Victorian branch is campaigning hard for workers in transient industries the opportunity to take their leave entitlements with them between jobs. 

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June 01, 2015

Coalminers dig deep for new memorial

Coalminers dig deep for new memorial

A moving memorial to mine workers who have lost their lives on central Queensland’s coal fields looks set to become reality thanks to a big fund-raising effort by AMWU members.

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June 01, 2015

ACTU Congress: ACTU President Ged Kearney Launches Building a Better Future Campaign

ACTU Congress: ACTU President Ged Kearney Launches Building a Better Future Campaign

Three years ago, when we last gathered in this forum, the theme of this Congress was insecure work. The rise of insecure work over the last two decades has been the major driver of the decline in living standards in Australia. The lack of a secure job makes it hard to save and plan for the future, to get a loan to buy a house or a car, to invest in your own future.

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May 28, 2015

ACTU Congress: Women in unions - room for improvement

ACTU Congress: Women in unions - room for improvement

THE last three ACTU Presidents have been women, but our unions want to do better in promoting our female members towards leadership roles.

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May 28, 2015

ACTU Congress: Rosie Batty backs domestic violence leave

ACTU Congress: Rosie Batty backs domestic violence leave

THE AMWU has joined the ACTU in welcoming the support of domestic violence campaigner and Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, to give millions of Australian workers access to 10 days domestic violence leave.

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May 28, 2015

ACTU Congress: Unions back Better Future 'blitz'

ACTU Congress: Unions back Better Future 'blitz'

(Story courtesy Working Life website) The AMWU is among unions which have agreed to step up their fightback for fairness by building the ACTU into a campaigning machine to defeat the anti-worker agenda of conservative governments Australia-wide.

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May 28, 2015

ACTU Congress: Let's Build A Better Future

ACTU Congress: Let's Build A Better Future

The peak ACTU Congress met this week with AMWU delegates playing an important part in deciding the union movement’s policies to improve the lives of working Australians and defeat the Abbott Government agenda.

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