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January 21, 2015

Members approve Simplot deal

Members approve Simplot deal

Members at Simplot in Tasmania and NSW have endorsed a new enterprise agreement which secures their conditions and maintains a single agreement across all company sites.

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November 05, 2014

FIFOs hide depression for fear of being sacked

FIFOs hide depression for fear of being sacked

Fly-In, Fly-Out workers suffering from mental health conditions are sometimes failing to take prescribed medication for fear of losing their jobs, the AMWU revealed to a Parliamentary Inquiry this week.

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October 31, 2014

Union Win: Senators see the light on redundancy rights

Union Win: Senators see the light on redundancy rights

The AMWU has won the support of crossbench Senators to stop the Abbott Government slashing the FEGS scheme.  

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October 14, 2014

Ship Senate Hearings Destroy Abbott's Foreign Fancy

Ship Senate Hearings Destroy Abbott's Foreign Fancy

The Abbott Government’s case for sending the building of our navy warships offshore has been blown out of the water by damning expert evidence at Senate Committee hearings in three states. 

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October 09, 2014

Simplot Members Keep Fighting for a Fair Go

Simplot Members Keep Fighting for a Fair Go

Members at Simplot are being advised to ignore the company’s scaremongering as “not worth a hill of beans” as they continue their campaign to get a fair deal and secure jobs in both NSW and Tasmania.

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September 26, 2014

Show of Unity Defeats Ugly Display

Show of Unity Defeats Ugly Display

AMWU members whose expertise keeps food fresh and presentable in your local supermarket have stood firm against distasteful tactics from a new American employer.

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September 25, 2014

Korean Free Trade Deal risks Australian Jobs

Korean Free Trade Deal risks Australian Jobs

Although not passed through the Senate yet, the Korean-Australian Free Trade Agreement, known as KAFTA, is poised to be green lighted and this is real cause for concern for Australian jobs and industry.

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September 11, 2014

Save Our Jobs - Shipbuilders Rally in Adelaide

Save Our Jobs - Shipbuilders Rally in Adelaide

More than 1500 workers walked off the job on Tuesday at ASC in Adelaide to attend a mass meeting on the future of their jobs and the Australian shipbuilding industry. They were joined by AMWU National Secretary Paul Bastian and Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

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September 10, 2014

Union Helps Future Print Jobs

Union Helps Future Print Jobs

Union member Kanwar Sandhu is among 194 new apprentices pressing ahead into a hi-tech future as the AMWU-backed Future Print training program continues to exceed its targets.

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September 09, 2014

Local Jobs Cut from Train Tender

Local Jobs Cut from Train Tender

Job creation under Victoria’s Napthine Government looks to have suffered another blow with a local Ballarat train manufacturer cut out of the tender for 25 of the state’s new passenger trains.

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