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August 09, 2016

Important changes to annual leave

Recently, the Fair Work Commission made changes to the rules around annual leave contained in your Modern Award. Annual leave is an essential workplace entitlement and over the last 12 months, your union has been advocating for improvements to your rights when requesting and taking annual leave. Where you have excessive leave, we strongly encourage you to sit down with your employer to work out an arrangement for taking leave that will suit you both. Remember, you are entitled to have a union delegate or representative present with you in those discussions so you can be sure you are getting everything you’re entitled to.  The changes that have been decided by the Fair Work Commission are rules that apply where you have not been able to reach any agreement with your employer about how to take your excessive annual leave. Below is a summary of the changes.

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July 29, 2016

First steps toward a 'new' AMWU

First steps toward a 'new' AMWU

 The peak AMWU National Conference met in Sydney this week to discuss how we can make sure the union is fit for the future

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July 29, 2016

AMWU voice vital for Asia

AMWU voice vital for Asia

An honoured Filipino guest at this week’s AMWU National Conference said our union’s voice was vital to influencing her nation to improve workers protections and stop persecution of unionists.

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July 29, 2016

Collie braces for wages whack

Collie braces for wages whack

The AMWU is vowing to continue support for the WA community of Collie after the Fair Work Commission upheld an earlier decision which gives the employer of the coal mine maintenance workers the power to impose a 43 per cent pay cut.

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July 21, 2016

Members lauded for helping future workers

Members lauded for helping future workers

AMWU members have been honoured for mentoring young people under a youth training initiative at train maker Alstom and other Victorian regional businesses.

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July 21, 2016

WA newspaper deal gives printers certainty

WA newspaper deal gives printers certainty

Print members at The West Australian newspaper have secured a new Enterprise Agreement that protects critical redundancy entitlements while guaranteeing a solid pay rise for four years as the media industry goes through radical change.

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July 21, 2016

Seoul mates rally to free union leaders

Seoul mates rally to free union leaders

AMWU members joined other unionists and the local South Korean community in Sydney this week to protest at unjust prison sentences inflicted on innocent trade union officials.

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July 15, 2016

Asbestos scare on building sites

Asbestos scare on building sites

The AMWU has joined other unions in demanding the Federal Government  properly police building product imports after products containing asbestos were discovered on major building sites in Brisbane and Perth this week.

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July 15, 2016

Union heroes emerge from Revesby blaze

Union heroes emerge from Revesby blaze

Two AMWU members are being hailed as heroes for helping to save two lives and protect their Orora workmates when a massive fireball and gas explosions engulfed a wreckers’ yard opposite their workplace in Sydney. 

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July 15, 2016

Top vote makes Top Cut talk

Top vote makes Top Cut talk

The AMWU has broken through to win the right to bargain for union members at major food processor Top Cut after we succeeded with a majority vote of workers.

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