Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



Food Industry News

March 04, 2016

Fixing the casual, insecure work problem

The union’s campaign to fix the labour hire industry and reduce casual and insecure work has made some big leaps forward recently, with our innovative organising strategy in labour hire winning big gains for members working in the industry, and a state government inquiry aiming to clean up the industry and improve conditions for thousands of people stuck in the insecure work cycle. 

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March 04, 2016

Fair pay for bigger job - Jeremy's Loving it

He’s one person, in one workplace, in one city but Jeremy Coubrough is happy to be among thousands of AMWU members whose union came through when he needed it.

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March 04, 2016

Union helps win Nu Mega agreement

In early 2015, the Workers of Nu-Mega Ingredients, a producer of fish oils located in Altona North, made contact with the AMWU and hinted that they might want to join the union. It’s a small, tightknit crew of workers who decided to meet with their local AMWU organiser after work one Friday. They had a few reasons for wanting to enlist the help of the AMWU. They wanted help negotiating their upcoming EBA and wanted management to take some of their concerns at work seriously. They wanted some expertise on the topic and knew where to turn.

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