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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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May 26, 2015

ACTU Congress: Unions in the digital economy

ACTU Congress: Unions in the digital economy

The AMWU will join a union review of how well unions are operating in the new digital economy, and how we can better serve the huge numbers of workers in micro businesses struggling through rapid change. 

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May 26, 2015

Growing Apprentice Strength a Winner in Wollongong

Growing Apprentice Strength a Winner in Wollongong

The union's growth and outreach project for NSW Apprentices kicked off today with events at Wollongong TAFE.

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May 21, 2015

Time for Canberra to limit Holden jobs damage

Time for Canberra to limit Holden jobs damage

Holden’s decision to impose forced redundancies on its workforce for the first time has been described by the AMWU as a sad day for our members, Adelaide and the nation.

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May 21, 2015

Fair Go Long Overdue on Overtime

Fair Go Long Overdue on Overtime

Do you wonder whether those extra overtime hours the boss pressured you to work were really worth it?  Well, this week the union kicked off a legal campaign for better overtime conditions.

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May 20, 2015

Bipartisan betrayal of FIFO workers

Bipartisan betrayal of FIFO workers

The AMWU is extremely concerned about the impact on Fly In – Fly Out workers from Labor’s support of the Abbott Government move to change the Zone Tax Offset.

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