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October 05, 2016

ALS members hold the line to win against hardball lock-out tactics

ALS members hold the line to win against hardball lock-out tactics

85 ALS workers have won a decent new agreement after hardball employer tactics wilted in the face of sustained union solidarity last month.

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October 03, 2016

RAC Patrols fix up solid new enterprise agreement

RAC Patrols fix up solid new enterprise agreement

They are highly skilled, reliable and resourceful. They are always there when we need them, dedicated to their craft and motorists in need. And now our 80 RAC Patrol members can add sticking together to win a solid new Enterprise Agreement to their bag of tricks, as it was voted up today 51-22 after nine months of tough negotiation.

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September 28, 2016

Why Griffin needs Collie as much as Collie needs Griffin

Why Griffin needs Collie as much as Collie needs Griffin

Mick Murray MLA is a former underground mineworker and AMWU shop steward. He is now Member for Collie-Preston and a Shadow Minister. He has spent a lifetime fighting for the working people of Collie and the South-West. This is his take on the ongoing conflict between the coal industry and employees. "The decision to slash Griffin Coal mine maintenance workers’ wages by a massive 43 per cent has sent shockwaves through my community and raised fears a dangerous new precedent may have been set for the viability of EBAs throughout the country.

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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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