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May 15, 2015

$2 billion bonanza for rail

$2 billion bonanza for rail

AMWU members are celebrating after our campaign in the lead up to the Victorian election paid off with $2 billion allocated for the rail industry in the recent State Budget.  

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May 03, 2015

Asbestos culprits face global shaming

Asbestos culprits face global shaming

The AMWU is set to take a leading union role in a global campaign over coming weeks to put an end to the trade in deadly white asbestos.

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May 03, 2015

Mechanics win crowning deal

Mechanics win crowning deal

Mobile members who spend busy days criss-crossing Sydney to do repairs have given themselves a lift by getting a better deal at work.

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May 03, 2015

Rock of ages tribute to AMWU loyalist

Rock of ages tribute to AMWU loyalist

This week’s International Workers’ Memorial Day was solemn for our members who joined ceremonies remembering people killed or harmed at work.

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April 23, 2015

Fresh pay deal a filling meal

Fresh pay deal a filling meal

Australians’ appetite for fresh, gourmet-style pasta meals has played well for AMWU members who are enjoying a new union agreement on the back of solid growth at a Melbourne food manufacturer. 

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April 23, 2015

Comcare changes inflict maximum pain

Comcare changes inflict maximum pain

Jane* is hoping that the AMWU can defeat major Abbott Government changes to the federal Comcare scheme to spare other injured workers from the ordeal she is being put through.

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April 23, 2015

Shipbuilders kick goals at AFL derby

Shipbuilders kick goals at AFL derby

Shipbuilding was the winner last weekend when AMWU members in Perth handed out thousands of leaflets to AFL supporters outside Subiaco Oval before the big Eagles versus Dockers derby.  

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April 17, 2015

Jess gets the Drum on print skills

Jess gets the Drum on print skills

Jess McAuley had never discussed joining a union, but she can see the merit after discovering the AMWU’s co-operation with employers in developing competency-based apprenticeship like the one she is so enjoying.

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April 17, 2015

No surrender on Caterpillar jobs

No surrender on Caterpillar jobs

The AMWU is urging Tasmania’s Hodgman Government not to meekly run up the white flag on 280 jobs and instead make the case to Caterpillar to reconsider offshoring production of mining vehicles from the state’s northwest.

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April 17, 2015

Honest verdict on new print apprenticeships

Honest verdict on new print apprenticeships

AMWU National Print Secretary Lorraine Cassin is predicting a bright future for the print and packaging industry as she encouraged an enthusiastic group of talented apprentices brought together this week by FuturePrint.

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