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September 19, 2016

Alcoa maintenance workers take stand for job security

Alcoa maintenance workers take stand for job security

Last Thursday 500 AMWU members directly employed on Alcoa World's Western Australian mines and refineries walked off the job in response to the global mining giant’s proposed maintenance Enterprise Agreement. Hundreds of AMWU tradespeople gathered at Pinjarra Oval to discuss the offer before unanimously endorsing a resolution to reject the global multinational’s proposal which would outsource permanent jobs and undermine economic security for hundreds of local families.

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September 06, 2016

Unions condemn Barnett Government inaction on FIFO suicides

Unions condemn Barnett Government inaction on FIFO suicides

The joint leadership of the Western Australian AMWU, ETU and CFMEU, along with families of FIFO workers have condemned the Barnett Government’s failure to implement the recommendations of the bi-partisan Parliamentary inquiry into the Impact of FIFO Work Practices on Mental Health as they presented a petition calling for urgent change to Parliament.

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August 19, 2016

Barnett Government refuses to stand up for Collie coal mine workers

Barnett Government refuses to stand up for Collie coal mine workers

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has commended the Member for Collie Mick Murray for his show of support in Parliament yesterday, of workers at the Premier coal mine in Collie, and condemned Treasurer Mike Nahan for refusing to intervene in wage negotiations that will see workers cop pay cuts of up $50,000.

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August 16, 2016

Mental health issues take toll as Fair Work Commission’s Griffin decision leaves Collie in limbo

Mental health issues take toll as Fair Work Commission’s Griffin decision leaves Collie in limbo

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is extremely concerned about the mental health of Griffin workers’ in the aftermath of the unprecedented Fair Work Commission decision to cancel the Griffin Coal Maintenance Enterprise Agreement, and hand Lanco the power to reduce maintenance workers pay by 43 percent.

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August 03, 2016

AMWU national links help Orora bargaining team

AMWU national links help Orora bargaining team

AMWU members at Orora’s beverage cans facility in Canning Vale have used the union’s national reach to shed light on dubious management claims during recent Enterprise Agreement negotiations.

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July 23, 2016

Disgraceful Fair Work Commission decision leaves no winners at Griffin Coal

Disgraceful Fair Work Commission decision leaves no winners at Griffin Coal

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has condemned the Fair Work Commission’sdecision on Thursday 21 July, to uphold Lanco’s power to reduce maintenance workers pay by 43percent at the Griffin Coal mine in Collie.

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July 20, 2016

The West printers ink crucial EA deal

The West printers ink crucial EA deal

Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union members at the West Australian Newspaper have secured a new Enterprise Agreement that protects critical redundancy entitlements while guaranteeing a two per cent annual pay rise for four years.

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July 12, 2016

AMWU helps chuck out anti-union WA Liberal

AMWU helps chuck out anti-union WA Liberal

Rebecca Doyle ran the grassroots field campaign to remove Liberal anti-unionist, anti-penalty rates, pro-ABCC MP from the North-Metro seat of Cowan.

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July 05, 2016

Collie community to rally behind local workers hit by 43% pay cut at appeal hearing

Collie community to rally behind local workers hit by 43% pay cut at appeal hearing

Collie community and union members will rally outside the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on St George’s Terrace tomorrow morning at 9am, as the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) appeals the decision to cancel the Griffin Coal Maintenance Enterprise Agreement and resulting 43% pay cut.

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July 05, 2016

AMWU in our communities: Midland NAIDOC

AMWU in our communities: Midland NAIDOC

The AMWU has again supported community celebrations in Midland for NAIDOC Week, Australia’s national week-long celebration of our First Australians.

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