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February 24, 2017

Another road-block put up by All Trades Queensland

On Wednesday, All Trades Queensland (ATQ) along with the Queensland Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA) filed an appeal in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to this month’s earlier decision by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission.

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February 10, 2017

AMWU member named Apprentice of the Year

Janelle Kent is a young woman on a mission. She pursued her dreams of becoming an automotive electrical apprentice and was recently awarded 1st Year Automotive Apprentice of the year by TAFE Gold Coast. The 24 year old showed an early interest in working on cars and trucks with family. “I’ve been working on cars with dad my whole life, I started when I was just 8 months old and have always loved it.” Ms Kent said.

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February 08, 2017

Another Win for All Trades Apprentices!

Yesterday, on 7 February 2017, All Trades Queensland Apprentices had another huge win for their wages and conditions!

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December 15, 2016

Media Release: Workers’ legal fightback against Anglo

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has filed legal proceedings in the Fair Work Commission against Anglo American (Capcoal management) today. The General Protections Application involving dismissal, was filed this afternoon on behalf of workers who were recently made redundant from the German Creek and Lake Lindsay mines.

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December 13, 2016

Media Release: UGL Kentz deliver nasty gift ahead of Christmas

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has condemned UGL Kentz Joint Venture’s decision to make 160 people working on the Ichthys Project redundant less than two weeks ahead of Christmas. This week workers were notified that 160 people would be made redundant following last week’s announcement of another 80 redundancies at the Darwin based gas project. The move will see workers and their families left with uncertain futures just before Christmas.

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September 02, 2016

Callide Mine AMWU members support Biloela High School Student

Callide Mine AMWU members support Biloela High School Student to attend International Netball Carnival in New Zealand. Adrianne Greenhalgh with AMWU Callide Mine Branch Member Andy Philips After being approached by Adrianne Greenhalgh, a 15 year old Biloela High School seeking sponsorship to compete in the Qld U19 Indigenous Netball Team who were to travel to Fiji in August 2016, the AMWU Callide Mine Branch were only too glad to help and donated a $1000 to assist her. Adrianne, a rising Netball Star who plays for the local Sapphires Team, has been playing netball for many years and had made a number of representative teams including Qld and Australian Indigenous Youth Netball teams playing girls several years older than herself.

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August 19, 2016

QLD SUNSHINE WARMS BREWERY PROTESTERS IN MELBOURNE

  Queensland-NT Secretary Rohan Webb brought sunshine and a massive boost in confidence to dismissed CUB workers in Melbourne today when he assured them unionists in northern Australia stood “shoulder to shoulder” with them.

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August 08, 2016

National Conference 2016 wrap-up

Last week, The AMWU held it's National Conference in Sydney.  One of the major resolutions to come out of this conference was "a new union". This resolution was unanimously endorsed in a push to reaffirm our union's commitment to moving forward as one voice, building bigger capacity, strength and bargaining capacity in light of likely amalgamations in the near future. 

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June 13, 2016

AMWU QLD/NT branch welcomes Labor’s chemical contamination response

The AMWU QLD/NT branch welcomes Labor’s announcement concerning the response to perfluorinated chemical contamination at defence sites.  Labor Senator and Shadow Minister for Defense Stephen Conroy announced that a Federal Labor Government would establish an intergovernmental taskforce to develop “a nationally consistent approach to contamination” and to develop health guidelines, containment and management standards. The taskforce would have 90 days to put forward recommendations so that the Government can start addressing the issue as quickly as possible.

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May 27, 2016

2016 QLD/NT State Conference

Over the last two days delegates have been working hard representing members at the 2016 Queensland and Northern Territory AMWU State Conference.

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