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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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May 19, 2015

Delegates on track for building trains here

Delegates on track for building trains here

Rail delegates from NSW and Queensland are on track for a national campaign to maximise manufacturing and maintenance jobs after a key meeting this week.

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May 18, 2015

Qld members solid against Aurizon bullying

Qld members solid against Aurizon bullying

Queensland members at rail giant Aurizon are staying strong as the AMWU fights back against the potential loss of workplace conditions due to a Fair Work Commission decision to terminate their enterprise agreements rights.

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May 15, 2015

United Nations falls short on asbestos

United Nations falls short on asbestos

The AMWU has played a proud part in fighting the scourge of deadly chrysotile asbestos in a global union and community campaign this week at the United Nations in Switzerland.

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May 15, 2015

Ship jobs lost as opportunity sinks

Ship jobs lost as opportunity sinks

Despite hopes, the Abbott Government’s Budget gave nothing to defence shipbuilding

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May 15, 2015

Budget fix fails nation's future

Budget fix fails nation's future

This year’s Federal Budget is a short-term political fix that does nothing to assist the industries that are the prime drivers of jobs growth and innovation.

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