Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




December 12, 2017

BCS Airport Workers Strike

The workers who maintain Melbourne Airport's baggage carousels, conveyors and aerobridges have begun to take protected work stoppages after their EBA negotiations stalled with employer BCS.

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September 06, 2017

Support the Esso Workers

It's CUB all over again. 200 workers at Esso in Gippsland have been sacked and offered their jobs back with a 30% pay cut.  They're now fighting for their jobs and their dignity on a picket line.  Click here to donate to the strike fund and support the Esso workers and their families as they fight corporate greed.  What can you do to support? We will win this campaign and teach the multinational a lesson when the company is forced to take back these workers on fair pay and fair conditions.Here’s what you can do to help:  1. Get on board the Solidarity Bus Trip to visit the Longford picket line Thursday 16th November. Click here to signup! 2. Attend the Melbourne Rally 12noon Wednesday 22nd October @ Victorian Trades Hall (corner Lygon St & Victoria St, Carlton) 3. Donate to support the workers community protest 

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July 04, 2017

Unions join forces against Exxon Mobil's UGLy Tactics

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.

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May 26, 2017

Tax-dodging gas giant employs CUB tactic to slash wages

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.

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January 20, 2017

Jobs secured at Alcoa, Portland

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.

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January 18, 2017

Parmalat locks out Echuca dairy workers looking for a fair go

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.

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December 29, 2016

Viva Campaign Putting Local Jobs First in Geelong

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.

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December 22, 2016

Union Leads Redeployment Plan for Hazelwood Workers

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.

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December 21, 2016

Union Members Win Battle of the Brewery

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.

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December 20, 2016

Campaign 2017

The AMWU will be launching an exciting industry-wide bargaining campaign for the Victorian Metal Industry in 2017.

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