October 04, 2016
Welders to receive skills & jobs boost from new AMWU initiative The union’s welding campaign has entered an exciting and critical new phase, as we prepare to launch a welding testing centre to help unemployed metalworkers receive welding accreditation to help boost their job prospects. The union will shortly be launching the pilot welding testing regime for members to help them prove that they are fulfilling the increased skills and standards expectations of the industry. Are you a boilermaker interested in getting tested and certified at the new AMWU welding testing centre? Expressions of interest being taken now! Sign up here.
July 12, 2016
You can show your solidarity with 55 Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) electricians and fitters who were sacked in a pre-meditated vicious attack on terms and conditions in the following ways: Visit the peaceful protest at the CUB Abbotsford site. Click here for a map of the location. Make a donation to support the sacked workers. Sign the petition to send a message to the company
March 04, 2016
People working in the food and confectionery industries deserve a better deal. The AMWU helps win secure, long-term jobs and deliver wages to sustain a family on. Join the AMWU today or contact us to hear more about it.
September 10, 2015
Workers at Wedderburn have decided that enough is enough. Late last year, the hard-working field service technicians at the Thomastown scales company were getting sick of the lack of action on conditions and pay. So they decided to act.
July 20, 2015
Mechanical fitters in Dandenong are celebrating the end of a long-running dispute with Aspen Pharmacare. AMWU members voted up a new agreement on Friday 17 July, which ended a 10-day picket line and 18-month negotiation period with the company. AMWU members celebrate their big win!
July 16, 2015
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union is calling on Nissan to redeploy all workers affected by the recent announcement that their Dandenong parts warehouse will close in October. The AMWU and union shop stewards at Nissan have slammed the company for the sudden announcement, which comes less than three months after Nissan announced that it would continue manufacturing parts for Nissan cars “well beyond 2020.” Nissan workers protest the outsourcing of their jobs to casual labour
July 16, 2015
AMWU members at Aspen Pharmaceutical in Dandenong have reached day 9 of their picket line. The workers, along with their NUW colleagues, are taking action to protect their conditions in the negotiation of their enterprise agreement. AMWU and NUW members united on the Aspen picket line
July 13, 2015
The Victorian Building Authority has determined that individual construction workers are solely liable for compliance of building works with permits issued to their employer, contractor or builder. The conviction of subcontractor Johnathan Westmoreland over the Swanston Street wall collapse that killed three young people will have ramifications for the entire construction industry, the Building Industry Group (BIG) of unions has warned.
July 13, 2015
AMWU members have been doing all they can to help their union mate Damian Ferguson beat cancer. Damian’s workmates on the Inpex Ichthys Offshore Oil and Gas Project, off the coast of north-west Australia have been taking up a collection to assist with the research and treatment of Damian’s brain tumour, which was diagnosed two years ago. Through the generosity of AMWU and other union members working on the project organised by West Australian Organiser Glenn McLaren, Damian’s workmates have raised over $70,000 to help with his medical expenses.
July 13, 2015
AMWU members win big in this year’s State Budget Victorian members who campaigned relentlessly for local content and local jobs in last year’s State Election are reaping the rewards of their labour, with big project funding announcements in this year’s State Budget that will grow industries and employ thousands of new workers across AMWU industries.
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