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December 15, 2017

Griffin Coal refuse to accept Fair Work Commission recommendation

Griffin Coal refuse to accept Fair Work Commission recommendation

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has slammed Griffin Coal’s unprecedented refusal to pick up a Fair Work Commission recommendation that would effectively end the nearly two-year long industrial dispute. 

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December 07, 2017

Fair Work Commission hands down common sense recommendation on Griffin Coal dispute

Fair Work Commission hands down common sense recommendation on Griffin Coal dispute

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has welcomed the Fair Work Commission recommendation regarding the ongoing dispute between Griffin Coal and maintenance workers at the Griffin Coal mine in Collie, over negotiations for a new enterprise agreement handed down on Monday (4 December 2017), and acknowledged Deputy President Bull’s efforts in trying to resolve the long-standing dispute. 

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November 25, 2017

Manufacturing union commends McGowan government for securing ship building contract for WA

Manufacturing union commends McGowan government for securing ship building contract for WA

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union WA Branch (AMWU) has commended the McGowan State Government for its efforts in securing the contract to build ten of the Royal Australian Navy’s twelve new offshore patrol boats here in Western Australia.

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September 21, 2017

Historic Kimberley Regional Agreement Signed

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has today met with the Kimberley Land Council and its member language groups in the Kimberley at Lombadina to sign a historic regional framework agreement aimed at ensuring better outcomes for communities in the area.

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September 21, 2017

Kimberley Art Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 AMWU Kimberley Art Competition - Tegan Buaneye from Derby District High School, and Kevin McKenzie from Broome.

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August 01, 2017

Bullying Bechtel Manager at Wheatstone Project not held to account

Bullying Bechtel Manager at Wheatstone Project not held to account

Over 250 Bechtel workers have signed a petition alleging multiple serious workplace bullying incidents on Chevron’s Wheatstone project.

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May 24, 2017

Treasurer's comments on Synergy

Treasurer's comments on Synergy "out of bounds"

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has condemned comments made by the State Treasurer indicating he plans to open the WA power market to private retailers.

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March 07, 2017

Lanco attempts to starve Griffin Coal workers into submission

Lanco attempts to starve Griffin Coal workers into submission

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has condemned today’s decision by Griffin Coal owners, Lanco, to slash the wages of Collie maintenance workers by a further 40%.

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February 03, 2017

Lanco refuse to face Collie community at Senate Fair Work inquiry

Lanco refuse to face Collie community at Senate Fair Work inquiry

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has condemned Griffin Coal’s owners Lanco, for refusing to give evidence at today’s public hearing for the Senate Inquiry into the Corporate Avoidance of the Fair Work Act.

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January 20, 2017

Union boost for Peel Community Kitchen

Union boost for Peel Community Kitchen

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union is continuing to support our members’ local communities with our latest contribution to the Peel Community Kitchen this week. On January 16 State Secretary Steve McCartney presented a $10,000 donation to the Peel Community Kitchen, a not-for-profit organisation that relies on volunteers and donations to serve those in need. 

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