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September 01, 2016

AMWU feeds kids' drive to learn

AMWU feeds kids' drive to learn

Meritor are a global supplier of heavy vehicle drivetrains but our AMWU members there are giving local schoolkids the drive to learn by fuelling them up in the morning.

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August 26, 2016

Beer making stops as workers unite

Beer making stops as workers unite

Beer production in Melbourne was totally halted yesterday (Thursday) for the first time in the 11 weeks of the CUB dispute when brewery crews stopped work for a legal, three hour meeting and supported our sacked AMWU maintenance members.

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August 26, 2016

Doggie day on the CUB picket line

Doggie day on the CUB picket line

Dogs are awesome, let's face it. 

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August 19, 2016

Baird's one-track mind: $2.3 billion on overseas trains

Baird's one-track mind: $2.3 billion on overseas trains

The Baird Government has exported over 1000 skilled jobs and decimated NSW rail manufacturing by its disastrous decision to give one of the nation’s largest train-building contracts to South Korea.

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August 19, 2016

National Conference Speeches 2016

Key speeches from National Conference are available to read or download below

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August 18, 2016

Forgacs win on redundancies boosts all casuals

Forgacs win on redundancies boosts all casuals

The AMWU has won a landmark victory for workers with the Fair Work Commission finding that time served as a casual employee will now count when calculating redundancy payouts.

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August 18, 2016

CUB protest grows while beer flow slows

CUB protest grows while beer flow slows

The nationwide campaign to reinstate 55 sacked CUB unionists is continuing as carton production at the brewing giant has fallen from 1.2 million per week to just 385,000.

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August 12, 2016

AMWU's strong stand on weaker asbestos checks

AMWU's strong stand on weaker asbestos checks

The AMWU has strongly warned against weakening Victoria’s asbestos protections after reports  that WorkSafe is considering excluding work on buildings constructed after 2003 from mandatory checking for the deadly substance.

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August 12, 2016

Snowmen get a lift from Mt Buller deal

Snowmen get a lift from Mt Buller deal

AMWU members working at Mt Buller snowfield have iced a deal which will help keep the busy slopes safe for coming snow seasons.  

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August 11, 2016

Compo win brings prompt care

Compo win brings prompt care

The AMWU has won a big victory in NSW which means that from August 1 injured workers needing prompt, specialised medical attention no longer need pre-approval from their employers' insurance company to access it.

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