July 04, 2017
A storm is brewing in the Bass Strait. At the centre of the storm reside two multinational corporations, Exxon Mobil and contractor UGL, who have signaled their intent to employ some of the most heavily criticised tactics used by bruised beer company Carlton United Brewery (CUB) in its six-month self-declared war on maintenance workers.
May 26, 2017
25 May 2017 Unions are gearing up for a major campaign against gas giant Esso and its contractor UGL as evidence emerges the companies are employing some of the most heavily criticised tactics used by bruised beer company Carlton United Brewery (CUB) in its six-month self-declared “war” on its maintenance workers.
January 20, 2017
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) welcomed today’s announcement that the future of the Alcoa plant and its workforce will be secured for at least another four years, after the Andrews Labor Government intervened to reach a breakthrough agreement with the company.
January 18, 2017
AMWU Media Release Wednesday 18 January 2017 The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has slammed dairy company Parmalat for locking out its Echuca workforce early this morning, and called on the company to end its attempts to tear up their enterprise agreement to slash wages and conditions.
December 29, 2016
Local workers who have been overlooked for jobs at the Viva Energy construction site in Geelong have reason for hope after an explosive 7.30 Report Investigation provided a massive boost to the ongoing campaign for local jobs at the Geelong Oil Refinery.
December 22, 2016
The AMWU will take a prime role in working with the Victorian Government to ensure hundreds of Latrobe Valley members get the best chance of new work and proper redundancy following the shutdown of Hazelwood power station.
December 21, 2016
Workers at Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) and supporters around the country are celebrating after the AMWU and ETU members triumphantly returned to work following their six-month battle for reinstatement at union wages and conditions.
December 20, 2016
The AMWU will be launching an exciting industry-wide bargaining campaign for the Victorian Metal Industry in 2017.
December 16, 2016
AMWU member Ivica Andrijasevic was tragically killed while working on site at South Wharf on 26 October 2016. Ivica’s family will receive the industry standard death benefit prior to Christmas, but the Building Industry unions are also fundraising to assist his family.
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.
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