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December 19, 2016

AMWU congratulates new life member Bill Ridley

AMWU congratulates new life member Bill Ridley

Our Union congratulates Bill Ridley, our newest Life Member after 60 years and counting as a proud unionist. This is his story.

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December 15, 2016

Barnett Government spends $14 million of taxpayers’ money to create jobs in Los Angeles

Barnett Government spends $14 million of taxpayers’ money to create jobs in Los Angeles

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has slammed revelations that heavy maintenance works on the future 787 fleet for the newly announced non-stop Perth-London route will be conducted in Los Angeles, rather than locally in Perth.

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December 10, 2016

State Secretary's December '16 Report

State Secretary's December '16 Report

Our union has had one of its biggest wins in a long time as the Carlton and United 55 were reinstated with full pay and conditions. Like many of our members, these 55 employees were hardworking, skilled and experienced. Collectively, they had more than 1000 years’ experience between them, and were a huge asset to the company they worked for.

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December 06, 2016

Our Plan for WA Jobs

Our Plan for WA Jobs

Over the last eight years, the AMWU has led the debate on job creation in Western Australia. We've warned that our resources boom was temporary and that most of the work was heading offshore. Now we've come up with the Plan for WA Jobs to diversify our economy and create jobs beyond the mining boom.

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November 30, 2016

Griffin fight goes national

Griffin fight goes national

A determined delegation of Collie locals is back home in the South-West after two weeks on the road taking the story of the devastating Griffin-Lanco dispute to Federal MPs and Australian Council of Trade Unions’ (ACTU) leadership.

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November 28, 2016

Australian Submarine Corp to stop work amid Government interference in wage bargaining

Australian Submarine Corp to stop work amid Government interference in wage bargaining

Around 100 workers from the Australian Submarine Corps Henderson facility will stop work tomorrow (Tuesday 29 November) as unprecedented meddling by the Federal government continues to choke an enterprise bargaining process that has already dragged on for two years.

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November 17, 2016

AMWU WA partners with MATES in Construction to combat industry suicides

AMWU WA partners with MATES in Construction to combat industry suicides

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union’s Western Australian Branch has thrown its full support behind MATES in Construction, the national not-for-profit group working towards ending suicide in the construction industry.

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October 17, 2016

“True Blue” legend plays for Collie community hit hard by coal company

“True Blue” legend plays for Collie community hit hard by coal company

Australian music legend John Williamson drew a big crowd in Collie on Wednesday as he diverted from his Australian tour to play for the community, which has been buffeted by Lanco Griffin Coal’s attempts to slash pay and impose a FIFO-style roster on local workers.

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October 10, 2016

Welding challenge highlights new trade skills app

Welding challenge highlights new trade skills app

On Friday September 30, close to 50 metal workers gathered at XLT Training in Bibra Lake to take part in a live welding challenge. The event was put together as a way to bring local welders and boilermakers together, and to also film for a new video and global welding challenge.

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October 06, 2016

From the State Secretary - October 2016

From the State Secretary - October 2016

Over the past couple of months we have seen an escalation in conflict between workers and employers around Australia. In the West we have had a continuation of the Griffin Coal maintenance dispute in Collie, while Alcoa is also now trying to cut jobs and remove secure employment from local South-West and southern metro communities.

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